Women and children are the most vulnerable members of society and their protection against sexual abuse is of utmost importance.
It is the duty of the government, law enforcement and the local community to ensure they are safe.
A multi-pronged approach needs to be taken, such as training the public on creating a safe environment for women and children and reinforcing anti-abuse laws.
Government initiatives such as appointing designated officers in schools that promote safe behavior and providing security personnel in public places can help contribute to curbing such criminal activities.
Additionally, stringent legislation must be in place to punish and deter perpetrators from such unacceptable acts.
Active campaigns to educate both women and men about the harmfulness of sexual abuse must also be encouraged, using various platforms such as the internet, television, and social media.
Furthermore, public awareness campaigns should be held to inform people of the seriousness of sexual violence against women and children, and how to address and seek help in such scenarios.
It is also vital for the government to provide support services such as counseling to survivors of such abuse, to aid in healing the psychological as well as physical trauma that results from such incidents.
Ultimately, creating a safe environment for women and children, though challenging, is possible with a collective effort from all stakeholders.