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126 cases of child abuse in July: gender ministry

Gender Minister Aminath Zeneesha Shaheed Zaki pictured with some children, heading to the recently opened Schwack Cinema in Hulhumale. PHOTO/GENDER MINISTRY

Gender Minister Aminath Zeneesha Shaheed Zaki pictured with some children, heading to the recently opened Schwack Cinema in Hulhumale. PHOTO/GENDER MINISTRY

Ministry of Gender and Family announced that it received 126 reports of child abuse cases in the month of July.

Statistics show that, with 48 percent, child abuse cases make up the highest percentage of reports received by the gender ministry last month.

According to the ministry, the bulk of the cases deals with physical violence against children with 44 reported cases, while 31 cases are of sexual abuse against children.

The ministry also received cases of emotional abuse and cyber bullying, as well as 29 cases of disciplinary issues and juvenile delinquency.

The statistics indicate that 37 cases deal with gender-based violence and domestic violence, which make up 14 percent for the month of July. The reports include 20 cases of physical and emotional abuse.

Meanwhile, the gender ministry also received 20 cases regarding elderly persons and people with disabilities.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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