Child Protection Week Commemorated

The disintegration of family values in South Africa is one of the main factors contributing to the high rate of child sexual abuse, says Childline

Childline, a non-governmental organisation, says the disintegration of family values in South Africa is one of the main factors contributing to the high rate of child sexual abuse.

Childline’s Joan van Niekerk, speaking at the start of Child Protection Week, said that, "One of the things we have failed to do in the 20 years of democracy is really look at how we can strengthen family and re-connect people.”

Van Niekerk argues that the majority of sexual assaults are committed by men and boys, adding that the latter in particular should be the focus of our prevention efforts.

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Source: 
SABC News

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