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When children are raped

In South Africa, nearly 20 000 girl children are raped and report it to the police each year.

Reflections on gender in the social context of child rape

This paper reflects on aspects of the social context of child rape in South Africa and Namibia, based on research.

Child Abuse & Neglect

This article describes the link between exposure to childhood adversity, including child abuse, and the development of depression, suicidality, substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

Pamphlet

This is a child-friendly pamphlet which explains the legal process to children who have been sexually abused.

SOCA is a unit within the National Prosecuting Authority, which implements measures to prevent and react to gender-based violence and to minimise secondary victimisation.

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