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Sexual victimisation of children in South Africa - The optimus study on child abuse, violence and neglect 2016

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Research reports & papers
Author :
Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP)
Published :
2016
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This report presents the findings of the Optimus Study conducted in South Africa. This study was designed specifically to estimate the annual incidence and lifetime prevalence of child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Africa. Prior to this, no nationally representative data on the extent or impact of child sexual abuse existed.