Some 168 cases of child sexual abuse have been reported in the month of September this year while 22 girls under the age of 16 have become pregnant, a Parliamentary Committee revealed.

It was revealed during a special discussion at the Committee on Public Finance held in Parliament recently with the representatives of civil organizations including the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), in order to get ideas and suggestions on the budget proposals presented for the year 2024 and the policies to be prepared in this country. 

The representatives of civil society organizations were of the view that creating a systematic programme to provide sex education for children is a very urgent need, Communication Department of Parliament said.

The attention of the committee also focused on identifying the number of school girls in need of other facilities including sanitary facilities and preparing a system to provide them with the necessary facilities.

Representatives of civil organizations briefed the committee on the problems that may arise due to the lack of attention paid to women’s welfare and the difficulties faced by school girls.

-daily mirror