GNX-PASS stands for Generation Next – Protection from Abuse to Stay Safe.
GNX-PASS is a multi-level programme aimed at sensitising children about issues of abuse to help them stay safe.
India has the world’s largest number of sexually abused children – a child below 16 years is raped every 155th minute, a child below 10 every 13th hour and one in every 10 children is sexually abused at any point of time.
A study by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) showed that 53 per cent of the interviewed children reported having faced some form of sexual abuse and that boys were as vulnerable to abuse as girls. In India, every second child faces some form of sexual abuse and every fifth child faces critical forms of it.
Child sexual abuse is multi-dimensional issue and educating certain sections of society alone is not sufficient. Sensitising children in vulnerable age groups can have a direct and beneficial impact.