top of page

End Child Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse of children often goes unreported due to unawareness, societal taboos, and the power of perpetrators, who are usually from within the household or community. Victims suffer immense physical and emotional trauma and lack the knowledge and support to seek justice, often facing re-victimisation.

ICP supports victims and their families post-exploitation through a comprehensive strategy that includes gathering information, filing complaints with law enforcement, ensuring timely action, providing legal support, and facilitating the victims’ reintegration into society.


  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report states that there were 64,469 reported cases of children sexually abused and 38,444 children raped in India in 2022. 

  • This means, 7 children every hour report a sexual crime against them, and 4 are reporting rape. 

  • India has a total of 243,237 child sexual abuse (CSA) cases pending in its fast-track courts as of January 2023. 

  • Out of the 268,038 CSA cases that were under trial, only 8,909 (a mere 3%) resulted in a conviction, as per the NCRB Report, 2022 


Child sexual abuse (CSA) is one of the worst forms of violence against children, viciously curtailing childhoods and usually resulting in long-term harm. In India, estimates of the prevalence of child sexual abuse are disturbingly high, but it remains a crime dramatically under-reported.


  • Increase India's CSA conviction rate from 3% to 13% to reduce sexual abuse of children and put an absolute halt on the impunity around this crime. 

  • • Number of cases disposed off by the courts should be at least equal to the number of cases coming to the courts. 


Through the implementation of a systematic, highly focused, and intensive intervention model, we can effectively address the root causes of these heinous crimes.
Introducing the PICKET strategy to combat all forms of child sexual abuse across India –- 

  • Policy intervention for prevention, protection, prosecution and rehabilitation.

  • Investment in Infrastructure and Institutional framework.

  • Convergence of services, Capacity building, Collaboration of stakeholders, and Communication in real-time for action against crime.

  • Knowledge and awareness at all levels so that all stakeholders such as children, parents, law enforcement agencies and institutions make informed decisions.

  • Economics of the crime understood and addressed, Ecosystem level response and 12 years of free, quality, public education for every child.

  • Technology for change, deterrence, monitoring and time-bound justice delivery


  • Legal aid to the victims to reintegrate and reinstate back into society. 

  • Counselling support as part of every case, with mental health interventions where needed. 

  • Training law enforcement officials and agencies to strengthen the state mechanism for enhancing the time-bound prosecution against crime, identify incidents of trafficking and abuse, track and monitor cases, provide evidence on suspects for investigation, and protect children. 

  • Appointment and capacity building of the Support persons, as per the guidelines issued by the Government, to ensure that the victims and their families have access to all the rights under the law. • Awareness generation through sensitization.

bottom of page