Girls study inside their house in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. A study has shown that 50 million girls and 73 million boys are the victims of abuse in India. Photo: Reuters Girls study inside their house in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. A study has shown that 50 million girls and 73 million boys are the victims of abuse in India. Photo: Reuters
Girls study inside their house in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. A study has shown that 50 million girls and 73 million boys are the victims of abuse in India. Photo: Reuters

India shamed by silence on child sexual abuse within the family

Priya Virmani says a culture of victim-shaming sees abused children carry the scars well into adulthood, while the perpetrators roam free, and calls on the world to hold India to account

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Girls study inside their house in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. A study has shown that 50 million girls and 73 million boys are the victims of abuse in India. Photo: Reuters Girls study inside their house in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. A study has shown that 50 million girls and 73 million boys are the victims of abuse in India. Photo: Reuters
Girls study inside their house in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. A study has shown that 50 million girls and 73 million boys are the victims of abuse in India. Photo: Reuters
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