Submitted by cadre-editor on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 16:29.
Qualitative research was conducted in the rural Eastern Cape and peri-urban Western Cape, investigating social contexts of risk for child sexual abuse through the perspectives of community inhabitants and local service providers. Community case studies revealed a diversity of ways in which children are at risk of being sexually abused. Child sexual abuse is underpinned by social norms and traditional practices, lack of service provision, and situations of severe economic dependency. 5th South African AIDS Conference, Durban, June 2011 [poster]