Confronting the problem
: Sexual abuse of young children in southern Africa OUTPUT TYPE
: Chapter in Monograph PUBLICATION YEAR
: A.Dawes, L.RichterSOURCE EDITOR(S)
: L.Richter, A.Dawes, C.Higson-SmithKEYWORDS
, SEXUAL ABUSEDEPARTMENT
: Human and Social Development (HSD)
: HSRC Library: shelf number 2660
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How does one begin to understand and response to the high level and brutal nature of sexual abuse of young children in South African and elsewhere in the region? What is it about our societies that render so many children vulnerable to abuse? What is it that induces perpetrators from all walks of life to sexually abuse pre-pubertal children, even infants, often with appalling violence? This volume and chapter seeks to provide a space for such reflection.