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Nov 19th - World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse Observed in Namakkal

The World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse is observed on the 19th of November every year. This day is also used to create awareness among the public especially among children, teachers and their parents on Child Sexual Abuse. Child sexual Abuse is an act that causes physical, psychological and social harm to the child by an adult or another child to gratify or satisfy the needs of the person by touching ,seeing and talking about the private parts.  The WHO estimates that 150 million girls and 73 million boys under 18 have experienced forced sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual violence involving physical contact, though this is certainly an underestimate. Much of this sexual violence is inflicted by family members or other people residing in or visiting a child's family home- people normally trusted by children and often responsible for their care. In a study on child abuse done by Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2007 among 12,447 children in 13 states