Opinion / Columnist
Sunday Women Matters with Blondie - Child sexual assault; A hidden crime?
29 Jun 2014 at 15:10hrs | Views
Sexual assault on children can be referred to as the hidden crime. Hidden because many children, out of fear or shame, are reluctant to tell of their experiences. Hidden because many parents, for their own reasons, fail to report instances of child sexual assault to the proper authorities. Hidden because the damage is often not evident although the psychological scars may remain for a lifetime. The sexual abuse of children seems to be the last frontier in the public discussion on sexual matters. We quite naturally turn from it with a sense of revulsion. The subject is painful.
Source - Lorraine Blondie Sibanda
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