India, Beijing, and China have agreed to collaborate to compile a child development theory list that will be used to help develop countries on how to respond to child sexual abuse and violence, the governments said Monday.
The list, to be published by the two countries, will focus on the causes of child sexual exploitation, violence against women, and child abuse.
India and China will each develop a plan to respond, including through a child abuse awareness campaign and by promoting awareness of child rights, said India’s Home Minister, Anand Sharma.
“We have agreed that we will jointly develop a child protection plan to be used for addressing child sexual violence,” Sharma told reporters at a news conference.
China and India are also expected to set up a child advocacy forum and share information on child protection and child protection strategies.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released a report last month detailing cases of sexual and physical abuse of girls and women in India. “
It shows that the two nations are committed to working together on child rights and addressing child exploitation.”
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released a report last month detailing cases of sexual and physical abuse of girls and women in India.
In India, nearly a third of all children are victims of sexual violence.
The report said more than 20 million girls and young women have been raped and are at risk of being abused.
Some children who have been sexually abused are also forced into prostitution.