“Hij was toch al zo’n soort jongen”
Als maatschappij, zijn we betreurenswaardig
efficiënt in het rechtvaardigen van
seksueel geweld. Het was of de kleding,
of de manier van lopen, of de houding,
of de glimlach, of iets aan het
slachtoffer dat het moeilijk maakte voor de
aanvaller om de overduidelijke
afwezigheid van toestemming in de situatie.
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The key points of ‘Pakistan’s Hidden Shame’, a documentary film produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that sheds light on the issue of child sexual abuse in Pakistan. Here are some of the key points of the documentary:
The film highlights the widespread problem of child sexual abuse in Pakistan, which is often ignored or covered up by the authorities and the society.
It features the stories of several victims of child sexual abuse, including boys and girls, who have suffered physical, emotional and psychological trauma due to the abuse.
The documentary reveals how some religious leaders and madrassa teachers are involved in the abuse of children, often using their position of power and influence to exploit vulnerable children.
It also shows how the police and the justice system in Pakistan often fail to take action against the perpetrators of child sexual abuse, due to corruption, incompetence or lack of political will.
The film highlights the efforts of some activists, journalists and NGOs who are working to raise awareness about the issue of child sexual abuse in Pakistan and to provide support to the victims and their families.
Overall, ‘Pakistan’s Hidden Shame’ is a powerful and disturbing documentary that exposes the dark reality of child sexual abuse in Pakistan and the urgent need for action to protect children and bring the perpetrators to justice.
1 Pakistan’s Hidden Shame – Trailer
5 jun. 2014
2 Pakistan’s Hidden Predators (Full Documentary) | Real Stories
10 jan. 2017
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3 Know the dirty secret of Pakistan Madrasas
22 nov. 2017
4 Pakistan street children vulnerable to sexual abuse
The key points regarding the issue of Pakistan street children being vulnerable to sexual abuse are:
Prevalence of sexual abuse: Street children in Pakistan, who are often living in poverty, lack proper shelter, and are exposed to various risks, including sexual abuse. They are vulnerable to sexual exploitation, harassment, and assault.
Lack of protection: Street children in Pakistan often lack access to basic protection mechanisms such as a safe home, supportive family, and proper education. This leaves them more susceptible to sexual abuse as they are often on their own and may be forced into exploitative situations.
Perpetrators of abuse: Street children in Pakistan may face abuse from various perpetrators, including adults, other children, or even authority figures. This can include sexual harassment, assault, or exploitation, such as being coerced into prostitution or subjected to child trafficking.
Barriers to reporting: Street children in Pakistan may face significant barriers in reporting sexual abuse, such as fear of reprisal, social stigma, or lack of trust in law enforcement or social services. This can result in underreporting and a lack of access to justice and support for survivors.
Long-term impact: Sexual abuse can have severe and long-term physical, emotional, and psychological effects on street children, including trauma, mental health issues, and disrupted development. It can also perpetuate a cycle of poverty and marginalization, further limiting their access to education and opportunities for a better future.
Need for intervention: There is a pressing need for increased awareness, prevention measures, and interventions to protect street children in Pakistan from sexual abuse. This includes providing safe shelters, education, and access to support services, as well as addressing social and systemic issues that contribute to the vulnerability of street children to sexual abuse.
It is important to address the issue of sexual abuse among street children in Pakistan and ensure that they are protected from harm, provided with appropriate support, and afforded their basic human rights. This requires a multi-faceted approach involving government agencies, civil society organizations, communities, and individuals working together to create a safer environment for street children in Pakistan.
5 Pakistan’s Hidden Shame: Finalist Entry for the Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs
28 aug. 2015
HAIDER ALI (Pakistani)
Pakistan’s Hidden Shame
Filmed in Pakistan, June 2013 – February 2014
Clover Films for Channel 4
Haider has worked as a camera operator for over sixteen years in documentaries, news, studio-based talk shows, corporate videos, TV dramas, and short fiction films. He also teaches cinematography and media science at Iqra University and the Women Media Centre, both in Karachi. He is married with two children.
95% of bus and truck drivers in Pakistan admitted that sex with boys was their “favourite entertainment”, according to a survey in this film which takes us to meet the victims and perpetrators behind that shocking statistic.
7 ‘Hands off our children’ – fighting abuse in Pakistan – BBC Stories
1 nov. 2016
8 Know the dirty secret of Pakistan Madrasas
22 nov. 2017
9 FILM: Lost Childhood: The Street Children of Pakistan (44 mins)
In première gegaan op 20 dec. 2020
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