Call for revamping curriculum to help children fight sexual abuse

Expressing outrage over the horrific rape and murder of an seven-year-old girl in Kasur, Punjab, members of civil society gathered at Karachi Press Club on Thursday to protest child sexual abuse and demand justice for the deceased child.

2Artistes also joined up with the civil society and held a press conference where they stressed on the urgency of including educational material in school curriculum that would create awareness among minors about sexual abuse and how to deal with it.

There is an urgent need to create a dialogue about such incidents to prevent them from happening again in the future, said singer and human rights activist, Shahzad Roy at the press conference. He was referring to the brutal murder of Zainab, who went missing from her Kasur neighbourhood on January 4 and was found dead in a heap of trash a few days later. An autopsy report has confirmed that the minor was raped and sodomised before being choked to death.

“We are saying that sexual abuse cases…

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