child abuse

 
​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised
​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised
At the World Health Organisation’s Violence Prevention Alliance meeting to be held in Cape Town from September 6 to 7, the message will be clear:...
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
The University of Cape Town released South Africa's first...
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
Boys in South Africa are more at risk of sexual abuse than girls, according to a 
Childhood in SA is a hard-knock life
Childhood in SA is a hard-knock life
More than one out of three children in South Africa have been physically abused – hit, beaten, kicked – by an adult caregiver. And nearly a...
SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment
SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment
Last month, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) took a strong stand against corporal punishment – a position that could have...
Funny what I can't laugh about
Funny what I can't laugh about
BODY LANGUAGE
Ugandan maid jailed four years for torturing toddler
Ugandan maid jailed four years for torturing toddler
A Ugandan maid was jailed for four years on Monday for abusing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of the...
Don't call them pests; rapists are criminals
Don't call them pests; rapists are criminals
In South Africa, if you are a teacher who rapes a schoolchild, you are called a "sex pest" – not rapist, not criminal, not someone who abused your...
A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence
A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence
I heard a familiar complaint from a new father recently: “My baby’s asleep when I leave in the morning and by the time I get home, he’s...
Dear Diary: 16 days aren't enough
Dear Diary: 16 days aren't enough
Day 1: Innocence … gone
Violence against women and children costs SA $173bn
Violence against women and children costs SA $173bn
Violence holds a huge cost for our world. Globally the cost runs to more than 11% of the world's GDP. But this is not mostly about the highly...
How corporal punishment's legality aggravates child abuse
How corporal punishment's legality aggravates child abuse
On a daily basis, newspapers across the country tell story after story of the horrors perpetrated against children: from a seven-week-old baby...

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