The latest National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) report reveals another concerning figure of child abuse recorded in 2023.

According to the report, Cruel Numbers 2023, a total of 4,213 children were reportedly affected by abuse of various kinds in Pakistan.

This indicates that 11 children were abused everyday.


The report is compiled by Sahil and as per the reported cases, 53 percent of the victims were girls while 47 percent were boys.

The youngest age group of children sexually abused was between 0-5 years old.

Highest number of cases recorded were in Punjab with 75 percent reported incidents.

Sahil Executive Director Manizeh Bano points out that Article 25-A of the Constitution assures free education for children aged between five to 16 years, further asserting on the “importance of providing life-skills based education to empower children and protect them from exploitation”.