Victims of Pedophilia

On my end semester examination I was supposed to write a term paper on Sexual Exploitation of Children. While studying and conducting research I found lots of problem related with the same issue. Children from any background have chances to be placed in risk of sexual exploitation. Children can be abused in their own home, school and any happening places. Child sex abuse is a hidden but highly prevalent problem which adversely affects the children sentiments. Street children are considered more vulnerable to be sexually abused by tourists. Though exact figures are not available, the growth of tourism has been identified as a contributing factor to growth of sexual exploitation of street children. . In the streets of the tourist areas, children are found selling different items and running after the tourists. Children are found to be generally attracted to the tourists, because of the conception that they have a lot of money and friendship with the tourist is attached with prestige.
Once the children approaches tourists, it is not difficult for the tourists to get close with children by giving them food and clothes, love and care. Sexual abuse of the children is a high possibility, as the children spend a lot of time together with the tourists in the hotel room. The most common pattern of abusers is that the children are asked to take a bath in the bathroom of the hotel, after a while the tourist will also come in and help the child to take a bath. In the process of cleaning the child, the tourist starts touching the child’s private parts. Children are usually not aware of what is happening to them, they don’t have any idea of what is going on with them. They do not feel that they are exploited rather they feel that they are being loved by the tourist and are happy with the money and other things that they get from the tourist in return. Even when they are aware of the fact that what is happening to them is not good, they prefer to hide because of the wrong conception that they themselves are blamed for it.
There is high level of unawareness and ignorance among people regarding the possibility of sexual abuse of children. Even now talking about sex is considered as a social taboo which makes children silently suffered and helpless to share about the fact with their relatives and concerned people. There is a general state of unawareness and denial which increases the vulnerability of children and possibility of its growth in the near future. Many children have been trafficked to work as sex workers. Sexual exploitation consists of criminal practices that directly affect the physical and psychosocial integrity of children. There are laws that can be used to prosecute for the sexual exploitation of children. But many improvements are still to be done. The major challenge appears to the enforcement of laws is because of lack of awareness, insufficient evidence to convict and lack of motivation. Unless there is seriousness among concerned authorities, the emergence of problem of sexual exploitation of children could not be denied.

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म्याग्दीका गाउ“ डुल्दा

विनिता दाहाल

केही दिनअघि हामी डुल्यांै म्याग्दीका केही गाउ“मा । सेसी नेपाल र फेकोफोनले आयोजना गरेको ‘शान्ति र विकासका लागि महिला पदयात्रा’ मा । म्याग्देली विगतमा द्वन्द्वका बेला भोगेका डर, त्रास र भयले अझै पिरोलिइरहेका छन् । त्यतिबेला प्रत्येक घरबाट युवा विदेशिएका थिए । त्यसैको प्रभावले होला हामीले यात्राको चार दिनपछि मात्रै चौरखानी गाउ“मा युवा भेटेका । गाउ“का अधिकांश युवा विदेशिइसकेका रहेछन् ।
हाम्रो समूहकी डेबोरा -क्यामेरा वोमेन) र मिरियम -वृत्तचित्र निर्देशिका) ले गाउ“लेमा चुनावी ज्ञान कत्तिको छ भनेर बुझ्ने प्रयास गरे । भेटेजति सबै केटाकेटी, गृहिणी र बूढापाकाबाट चित्त बुझ्दो जवाफ पाउन सकेनांै ।

बेनीमा आईएमा पढ्दै स्थानीय एफएममा कहिलेकाही“ रिपोर्ट पठाउने गोपाल छन्त्यालका अनुसार गाउ“लेहरूलाई चुनाव’bout केही थाहा छैन । उनले केही समयअघि तयार पारेको रिपोर्टमा कुइने, मराङ्ग चौरखानी र खरीबोटका मानिसलाई संविधानसभा चुनाव भनेको के हो र कहिले हु“दैछ भन्ने पनि थाहा नभएको बताएका थिए ।

कुइनेको एउटा पि“ढीमा ६ युवा तास खेलिरहेका थिए । ठूलो क्यामेरासहितका तीन क्यानेडियन महिला र मलाई देख्नेबित्तिकै उनीहरू अलमलिए । छ जना युवा एकै ठाउ“मा † मैले सोध“ं-‘दाइहरूचाहि“ विदेश जानु भएन पैसा कमाउन -‘ केही बेरेपछि उत्तर आयो- ‘अह“ गइएन, गाउ“मै बसेर खेतीपाती गछौर्ं र फर्ुसदमा पि“ढीमा बसेर ढाड सेकाउ“छौं ।’ छेवैको रेडियो चुनाव’bout फुकिरहेको थियो । दाइ † चुनावले गाउ“मा कस्तो परिवर्तन ल्याउला – प्रश्न सुनेर एक युवाले भनिहाले ‘राम्रो परिवर्तन ल्याओस् भन्ने लाग्छ तर यो चुनाव पनि धनी र सहरी क्षेत्रकै लागि होला, हामी सोझा गरिबका लागि त के नै होला र -‘ त्यसो हो भने भोट हाल्न नजाने त – ‘त्यही भएर त पाएको छुट्टीलाई एक महिना लम्ब्याएर बसिएको छ नेपालमै’, उनले कुरा चुहाइहाले । उनीहरू कतारबाट छुट्टीमा आएका रहेछन् । चैत पहिलो साता फर्किनुपर्नेमा भोट हाल्नकै लागि एक महिना बिदा बढाएका रहेछन् । उनीहरू भन्दैथिए-‘नया“ नेपाल बन्छ भने हामी युवाले किन साथ नदिने – चुनावपछि बनेको संविधानले विकट गाउ“मा पनि शिक्षा, स्वास्थ, बाटोघाटो, रोजगारीका क्षेत्रमा राम्रो गर्ला भन्ने आशा छ । आफ्नै देशमा रोजगारी पाउन सके विदेशी भूमिमा जानु पर्दैनथ्यो ।’

यता मराङ्गको माध्यमिक विद्यालयका शिक्षक चक्र पुनले सुनाए -‘चुनाव यति नजिक हु“दा त कार्यकर्ता उनीहरूलाई चाहिने भोट माग्नसम्म आएका छैनन् भने जितेपछि त हाम्रो गाउ“मा आउलान् भन्ने कसरी विश्वास गर्ने र – जुन पार्टर्ीी नेताले जिते पनि काठमाडौंको पा“चतारे होटलमा मिटिङ गर्छन् र आफ्नो आर्थिक स्थिति बलियो बनाउ“छन् । गाउ“लेको मुखमा माड कसैले लगाई दि“दैनन् ।’ उनले मनको असन्तुष्टि पोखे पनि भोट हाल्ने पक्षमा छन् ।

सिबाङ्गको सामुदायिक वन उपभोत्ता समितिकी सचिव र स्कुलकी शिक्षिकासमेत रहेकी ओमकुमारी पुन गाउ“लेमा चुनाव होला र परिवर्तन आउला भन्ने विश्वास हटिसकेको बताउ“छिन् । उनका दाजुभाइ विदेशी भूमिमै पसिना बगाइरहेका छन् । विदेश जाने पैसाले यतै केही गर्न सकिन्न – जिज्ञासामा उनले भनिन्-‘विदेश जान्छु भने साहुले ऋण सजिलै दिन्छन् तर अन्य केही गर्छर्ुन्यो भने ऋण दि“दैनन् । त्यसैले सक्ने ब्रिटिस आर्मी, इन्डियन आर्मीमा जान्छन्, नसक्नेहरू ऋण गरेर खाडी मुलुकमा ।’

शिक्षा, स्वास्थ बाटोघाटो, सञ्चार माध्यम केहीमा पनि पहु“च नभएका यी गरिब गाउ“लेलाई खेतीबाट उब्जिएको अन्नले छ महिनाभन्दा बढी खान पुग्दैन ।

हामीले भेटेका सबै गाउ“ले चुनावप्रति सकारात्मक छन् । नेता र कार्यकर्ताले सहरी क्षेत्रकालाई मात्रै जनता मानेर गाउ“ नछिरेकामा भने उनीहरू दुःखी थिए । के सहरमा मात्रै प्रचार गरेर पुग्छ –

Posted on: 2008-04-02 20:58:37