sex abuse

Disturbing sex abuse in SA, study finds

One in three young South Africans are sexually abused, a new study has shown. The “Optimus Study: Sexual Victimisation of Children in South Africa” was commissioned by the UBS Optimus Foundation and conducted by researchers from UCT and the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention. It showed that 784 967[…]

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Concerns over handling of child sex abuse cases

Child rights activists have voiced concern over lengthy delays in child sex abuse cases as well as the failure of the state to appropriately cater to the needs of young victims. It comes amidst a high profile case against a Plettenberg Bay educator accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year old[…]

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UN peacekeepers face new sex abuse allegations

Three young females, including a minor, have accused United Nations peacekeepers of raping them in the Central African Republic, the global body has announced, taking the number of allegations to 13 since the UN stationed troops in the country in September. The announcement on Wednesday comes a week after Ban[…]

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