International Journal of Home Science
2015, VOL. 1 ISSUE 2, PART A
A comparative study of child abuse in educational institutions of India and China
Child abuse is a violation of the basic human rights of a child. It can be virtually visualized in educational institutions globally either in the form of corporal punishments or physical abuse and as an emotional abuse as well as neglect and also in the different forms of mild or severe sexual abuses. Hosting the world’s first- and second-largest education system by China and India respectively and also by being two of the most populous nations, the problem of child abuse cannot be isolated from both the countries. In educational institutions it exists as an inalienable part of the system. Both the governments have taken initiatives to control it, check it and eradicate it. Various legislations and acts support the mission of both the governments. However at the level of implementation, it is not much successful in both the country. There is not a single law aimed at safeguarding children and protecting them against various forms of abuses & assault, which is a serious lacuna against this background and is needed urgently. This paper will focus on child abuse in educational institutions, the laws, legal loopholes, and The Protection of Children against the abuses.