Why are we failing to protect our children?

As reports of child trafficking, sexual abuse and child rape feature in our news feeds from around the country with regular and horrifying frequency, we are compelled to ask these urgent questions: do our children have any rights? We know of the right to food and right to education for India’s children. Do they also have a right to protection from predators in our society? Who is responsible for protecting the children — arguably the most vulnerable segment of our population.