Child Abuse Crime Society & Culture

Shidhatha: 4 cases of child abuse reported per day

An average of four cases of child abuse is reported to the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services per day, says Shidhatha Shareef, the Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services.

Speaking during the Dissemination Session on Children in Maldives held by the National Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF at the Champa Central Hotel this Wednesday, Shidhatha said cases of child abuse was prevalent all over the Maldives.

She said the most number of cases submitted to the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services involved physical abuse, sexual abuse and negligence of children.

Shidhatha provided assurance that the ministry will not neglect any case submitted to the office, and called out for the entire Maldivian society to mobilize against abuse of children.

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