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Research data: SEXUAL ABUSE
2017 "This thing of the victim has to prove that the perp intented to assault is kak!": social media responses to sexual violence on South African university campuses
Since 2015 South African universities have emerged as central sites for the decolonial project which has manifested through various movement...
2016 Childhood physical and sexual abuse, and adult health risk behaviours among university students from 24 countries in Africa, the Americas and Asia
The goal of this study was to retrospectively estimate the prevalence of childhood physical abuse (CPA) and childhood sexual abuse (CSA) in ...
2015 Exploring the impact of childhood abuse on HIV social and attitudinal factors among adults with and without this history in sub-Saharan Africa: findings from NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043)
Using data from four sites in three African countries, this community randomized study examined the association between childhood sexual and...
2014 Effects of a community intervention on HIV prevention behaviors among men who experienced childhood sexual or physical abuse in four African settings: findings from NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043)
There is increased focus on HIV prevention with African men who report experiencing childhood sexual (CSA) or physical abuse (CPA). The obje...Download this report