What is ...Child abuse?


Child abuse is emotional or physical harm done to children or juveniles by parents, guardians or other persons such as neighbours or relatives.

Physical abuse is anything that leads to injury or the death of the child. Inadequate hygiene, insufficient food, drink or clothing are called neglect.

Emotional abuse is any comment or behaviour that scares, humiliates or stresses children and juveniles or gives them the feeling that they are worthless.

Emotional violence is just as cruel as physical violence, if not more so, because it’s invisible and can’t be perceived in the same way by others.

Boys and girls are both equally victims of child abuse, and both men and women commit abuse more or less equally.


What is ...Forced marriage?

Forced marriage is when one of the partners does not agree to the marriage and feels like they have been forced into it.