KARACHI: A recently concluded press conference, touted as the first ever conference against child abuse, saw some big names in attendance. Organized by Catwalk Cares, headed by Frieha Altaf, the conference sought to create a conversation around the topic of child abuse and discussed ways in which this can be prevented. The panelists spoke at length about the different kinds of abuse that children suffer, such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Discussions also revolved around child marriages and child trafficking.
Those in attendance included the likes of Javed Jabbar, Shehzad Roy, Adnan Malik, Ahsan Khan, Angeline Malik, Maria Wasti, Sheheryar Munawar, Shaneira Akram, Sarwat Gillani, Zhalay Sarhadi and several others.
Adnan Malik took to his Instagram to thank the fraternity for giving support to the cause and to share his thoughts on the subject. “We must change the culture around child abuse and sex education. We must empower our children to be able to distinguish between what is a right touch and what is a wrong touch. Child abuse has ruined so many adult lives, broken their wills and their self-esteem. We don’t want our children growing up like this. So please, talk about it, be responsible about it and help save future lives,” he wrote.
Zhalay Sarhadi wrote, “Let’s all unite to protect our most precious. Let’s project our energies into making this world safe and secure for our children to prosper in.”