Violence against street children in India – statistics of misery
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The aim of this article is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon of violence against street children in India, showing its many different dimensions and complexities. It outlines social issues such as violence against the girl child, child labour, street children and trafficking. It also cites patriarchy, hierarchy, masculinity, control, and lack of accountability, as essential components in the practice of violence against children. The review provides brief introductory notes and concentrates mainly on illustrating the hopelessness of life of some groups of Indian street children.
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