Addressing the public health crisis of child sexual abuse in India

Project Details

Description

International Strategic Fund Award (January 2020)

Overview:
Funding is requested for two trips: 1. Visiting NIMHANS is intended to initiate/develop collaborations for a future project that aims to develop interventions on tackling child sexual abuse (CSA) and associated adversities such as domestic violence in India (NIMHANS). 2. Visiting non-academic institutions who are at the front-line of community engagement and policy/legislative development is crucial at tackling this multi-faceted problem that requires a multidisciplinary approach.
Research Context:
The Indian National Crimes Recrods Bureau (NCRB) report a child is sexually abuse (CSA) every 15 minutes and 53% of children report such abuse by a parent, relative or schoolteacher. Child maltreatment is an adverse childhood experience (ACE) and ACEs are a particular area of expertise for UoB (Population Health Sciences (e.g. Centre for Primary Care, MRC IEU, ALSPAC)).
Aims:
The aims are to investigate the contextual and cultural determinants of CSA and other early childhood adversities (e.g. physical/emotional abuse) in India through presentations, preliminary interviews and structured patient and public involvement (UoB guidance) to inform the development of research proposals.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/2031/12/20