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Kailash Satyarthi to campaign against child trafficking

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 8, 2017, 2:55 am IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2017, 2:55 am IST

Sexual abuse is among the gravest and is growing at an alarming rate.

Kailash Satyarthi
 Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi: With an aim to effectively spread awareness against child sexual abuse and trafficking, faith leaders of different communities will join forces with Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in a year-long campaign.

“Children are always the worst victims of all forms of violence. Sexual abuse is among the gravest and is growing at an alarming rate. It is the moral obligation of all faith leaders to help break this silence,” Mr Satyarthi said.

A roundtable hosted by Mr Satyarthi on Thursday evening saw the participation of Sufi Ajmal Nizami of the Nizamuddin Dargah, Syed Aziz of the Ahmadiyya community, Archbishop Samuel P. Prakash of the Anglican Church of India, and Nilakshi Rajkhowa of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is, among others.

A series of events will be held as part of the “Surakshit Bachpan Surakshit Bharat” (Safe Childhood-Safe India) campaign across the country from August, an official of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation said.

The foundation said the religious leaders have been roped in looking at the fact that they claim the allegiance of millions and their influence can contribute effectively in ending violence against children.

Tags: sexual abuse, kailash satyarthi, national spiritual assembly
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi