The City of Delhi

The City of Delhi

May 15, 2018 CWC 0

Delhi the capital of India is known for its diverse culture because of huge influx of migrants from different parts of the country, its Mughals era monuments, street food and many other things. However, in the midst of such spectacular history and beauty Delhi has been named as the “unsafe city for the women”. Almost, every day the local newspapers print stories covering latest incidences of rapes or harassment which predominantly leads to the spark which ignites the fire of public outrage and which suddenly dies out as well, as we have become more and more accustomed to such behavior.However, it is more heartbreaking when children are victimized. Today the District Child Protection Unit of one region of Delhi brings us a challenging taskof the needs of more than 50 young girls who have been sexually abused by their own fathers or family members, and these are among the many silent gruesome stories of our city. The girls need their family to stand by them; they need counselling to overcome the trauma and to get back to normal life. The remaining family needs support to stay together, and the mother now leading the family, needs skills to work and sustain the family. It’s a compound situation which doesn’t get easier.

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