child abuse

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child abuse

(Social Welfare) physical, sexual, or emotional ill-treatment or neglect of a child, esp by those responsible for its welfare. See also nonaccidental injury

child′ abuse`

beating, neglect, or other mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.child abuse - the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of childrenchild abuse - the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children
abuse, ill-treatment, ill-usage, maltreatment - cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of physical abuse"
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ISLAMABAD -- A total of 17,862 cases of Child Abuse have been reported in the country in last five years, Minister for Human Rights Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar told National Assembly on Wednesday.
It's essential to talk about child abuse and raise awareness.
Many incidents of child abuse fail to get media attention as, according to an NGO report, some 11 cases of child abuse are reported from across Pakistan on a daily basis.
Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse come out in the United States.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said the media should not create an impression that cases of child abuse are rampant in the society.
KARACHI:Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said on Thursday that a special desk against child abuse has been established at the Chief Minister's House to receive complaints about incidents involving child abuse.
Children must be taught how and who to reach for help in cases of abuse, top UAE officials told The 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect on Monday in Dubai.
The dynamics of child abuse have been recognised as a global emerging social issue which is highly associated with child humiliation.
As many as 2,147 cases of child abuse were reported to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the first quarter of this year, more than one-fourth of which was of a sexual nature.
To meet 90by30's goal of reducing child abuse and neglect in Lane County 90 percent by 2030, we believe it is essential to first understand child abuse-related community attitudes, public opinion and local social norms.
Child abuse is a world wide phenomena, it almost exists almost every part of the world.
Child abuse means intentional harm to child body by an adult and physical abuse includes any kind of sexual activity with a child before he can have legal satisfaction and ignorance that is not observing the main needs of a child including food, clothes and educational support.

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