Wish it were a story – Anonymous

I remember it like it was yesterday. It is now more than 30 years ago that he touched me and yet it seems like it was not too long ago. There I was… Continue reading

Boys Don’t Cry – Deepa Ranganathan

A male victim of child sex abuse is burdened, not only by the abuse and everything that it brings, but also by being a ‘victim’ – a position traditionally reserved for women. Anuja… Continue reading

Orange candies – fictional piece by Rashmi

I am Munna and Mili is my best friend. We are in 3rd standard. We love playing in the park. She likes to play on the swing and I like the slide. So,… Continue reading

How the Media Portrays CSA: a look at the Woody Allen case – Ruth Dsouza Prabhu

It is the way of the media – sexual abuse cases do, by and large, get reported– but there are some that are dissected more publicly than others. Celebrity-related cases tend to come… Continue reading

CSA in the news – April 18, 2014

CSA IN THE NEWS – April 18, 2014   Sleeping 7-year-old kidnapped and raped A seven-year-old girl was picked up while she was sleeping with her family outside their shanty on DBG Road… Continue reading

India’s code of silence over sexual abuse – Rupa Jha

I was barely seven years old, living in a typically large middle-class family with five siblings and numerous other relatives sharing a two-bedroom flat with a terrace. My mother, a housewife, was always… Continue reading

The closure that I have long sought – Anonymous

I start my 40th decade of life, a 15th year of being married, a roller-coaster of a 10th with my son and a profoundly fulfilling 20th as a professional in the field of… Continue reading

CSA in the news – April 17, 2014

CSA IN THE NEWS – April 17, 2014   Man who raped, sold minor stepdaughter nabbed The Rajkot police nabs Shankar alias Valji Sarviaya (42) who allegedly raped his minor stepdaughter and later… Continue reading

“THE NINE YEAR OLD” – Sithara.

She hides in the cupboard sometimes She hides behind the door sometimes Isnt this child wierd?? She sits in the dark She cries in the dark How wierd can this child be?? She… Continue reading

CSA in the News – April 16, 2014

CSA IN THE NEWS – April 16, 2014 Organizations condemn Rape of a minor in Kohima The Chakhesang Hoho Kohima (CHK) has expressed disgust and outrage at the rape of a minor by… Continue reading