Cultural Context of Human Rights Violations Against Children in Asian Countries: Why Do Children Become Easy Targets? Human Rights Violations in India

Cultural Context of Human Rights Violations Against Children in Asian Countries: Why Do Children Become Easy Targets? Human Rights Violations in India

Kavitha Balakrishnan (Kannur University, India)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1112-1.ch011

Abstract

Asian countries have a culture that is diametrically opposite to European Culture. In India, China, Thailand, etc., mothers are more attached to their children than husbands. There are certain religious practices that amount to human rights violations. Chinese children are deprived of enjoyment to the fullest. Trafficking, disparities, problems in Tibet, etc. are causing serious threats to the lives of children in China. This chapter analyses human violation against children in some of the Asian countries. It is not easy to cover all the countries, so some countries that have representative character are included for a detailed study. This chapter analyses various cultural contexts that aggregate child victimization and also suggests measures to stop it.
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Background

Though most of the children grow up in a safe and beneficial environment, with the support and care of their respective families, too many children are vulnerable to gross violations of their rights, including violence, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and child labor. Some groups of children – children with disabilities, indigenous children and refugee or asylum-seeking children – are at particular risk of discrimination and marginalization. Children are more vulnerable because of their physical incapacity; they cannot escape from crime scenes. In some cases, children are targeted, to invite more public attention; some of the massacres that happen in schools in various parts of the world are as a result of this attitude. Sexual assault against children happens everywhere. Children can’t resist, and then they become easy prey to sexual offenses. In each country listed for the study - India, China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Japan, unique situations of human right violation against children besides the commonly identified human right violation issues such as child marriage, civil registration issues, children separated from their families, justice for children, violence against children and child labor exist.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Human Rights: These are inalienable rights that are associated with the social, economic, and cultural survival of individuals, irrespective of sex, creed, and race in a society.

Cultural Context of Human Rights: This is the place-specific social, economic, and cultural rights that human beings enjoy in their countries.

Child Human Rights in Sri Lanka: These are the social, economic, and cultural rights that children in Sri Lanka enjoy.

Child Human Rights in Japan: These are the social, economic, and cultural rights that children in Japan enjoy.

Human Rights of Children: These involve the social, economic, and cultural rights which children enjoy as human beings.

Child Human Rights in India: These are the social, economic, and cultural rights that children in India enjoy.

Child Human Rights in Pakistan: These are the social, economic, and cultural rights that children in Pakistan enjoy.

Human Rights Violations: A human rights violation occurs when an individual, group of people or organization deprives another individual of the fundamental rights to social, economic, and cultural survival.

Child Human Rights in China: These are the social, economic, and cultural rights that children in China enjoy.

Asian Countries: These are countries that make up the continent of Asia.

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