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Addressing the issue of child sexual abuse in Pakistan: A conceptual analysis
International Social Work  (IF1.349),  Pub Date : 2021-07-27, DOI: 10.1177/00208728211031955
Steven Granich, Tahira Jabeen, Sonia Omer, Muhammad Arshad

Drawing on academic and government literature and the authors’ professional experience in working with child sexual abuse (CSA), this article details the current issues in Pakistan within a global context of Asia. This discussion addresses the context of CSA in Pakistan, causes and incidence of CSA, reporting of CSA, lack of effective structures to protect children, public education for CSA, and finally discusses the example of Punjab Province in Pakistan and its approach to dealing with CSA. The article contributes to an understanding of current reporting, intervention, and treatment of victims of CSA in Pakistan from a social work/policy perspective.