Prevalence of child maltreatment in India and its association with gender, urbanisation and policy

Sambodhi Research

India is home to 20% of the world’s children and yet, little is known on the magnitude and trends of child maltreatment nationwide. The aims of this review are to provide a prevalence of child maltreatment in India with considerations for any effects of gender; urbanisation (eg, urban vs rural) and legislation (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012).

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  • Pan-India


  • Research report


  • Child Rights and Child Labour
  • Gender-based issues