Just between the 2 of us: how communities perceive sexual abuse and the risk of HIV infection

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Davids
KEYWORDS: COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, HIV/AIDS, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SEXUAL ABUSE, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/november-2009/2-of-us
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6122
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4541
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4541

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Abstract

How do communities that should be able to protect children against sexual abuse perceive this crime and the resultant threat to the mental and physical health of their children? Do they just turn a blind eye? And what can be done about it? Alicia Davids presented findings of an HSRC study on community perceptions of the risk factors of children who are sexually abused at the AIDS Impact Conference in Gabarone in October.