DOI Prefix : 10.9780 | Journal DOI : 10.9780/22307850
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Volume : II, Issue : II, March - 2012

Prevalence of Girl child sexual abuse in Maharashtra

Shubhangi Gavhane AND Rama Pande

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

Abstract :

Child abuse in one form or another, has existed in almost all societies throught the historyhowever, the recognition of child abuse as a social problem is at recent origin. The research on child sexual abuse in india has not received much attention this due to low reporting of cases of abused children. Sexual abuse is use of a child for the sexual gratification of an adult. It includes inappropriate touching, exposure to in indecency and pornography, being required to participate sexually stimulating acts including masturbation, prostitution, heterosexual or homosexual, forcible or other intercourse – vaginal, oral or anal. A legal definition of sexual abuse includes child molestation, incest and rape in the Indian context, child prostitution rape and child marriage are common forms of sexual abuse.

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Shubhangi Gavhane AND Rama Pande, (2012). Prevalence of Girl child sexual abuse in Maharashtra. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. II, Issue. II, DOI : 10.9780/22307850,

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  1. Desai Murli, Family and intervention, TISS 1994
  2. Maharashtra Crime Record Bureau 2010.
  3. Panchal Trupti & sheikh Nahida, Documentation of police cases of sexually abused girls in Bombay city between 1994-95.

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