3 Jun Child protection week

South Africa’s Department of Social Development has urged South Africans to take real action in protecting children within our families and communities. According to the Children’s Institute several South African studies point to the saturation of violence in the everyday lives of children. The Birth to Twenty Plus study found that 99% of children had experienced or witnessed some form of violence, and more than 40% had multiple experiences of violence in their homes, schools and communities. All forms of violence affect children of both genders. Evidence shows that a larger numbers of boys experience sexual abuse than previously believed. Both boys and girls similarly experience physical abuse, but emotional violence is poorly understood.
To assist us on the day’s discussion we are joined in studio by:
• Ngaa Murombedzi is the Advocacy Manager at Women and Men against Child abuse
• Sibusiso Khasa is the Communications Manager at Save the Children
• Sinah Moruane, a child protection specialist at Unicef South Africa she is in Pretoria
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