Acts of sexual violence continue to threaten the rights of many children across the country, infringing on their constitutionally protected rights to equality, privacy, dignity, safety and health.
When a child is or has been sexually abused in school it particularly affects their access to, and participation in, the education process.
It is important to recognise different types of sexual abuse and to understand the different processes that are involved in reporting abuse. The following video has been created with the hope to answer some of the questions you may have about sexual abuse. If you still have questions, you can contact us on 011 356 4100.
Our work with schools continues to call attention to the prevalence of sexual violence in schools. It is for this reason that we have developed a guide on how to manage sexual violence to provide communities and learners with the knowledge on how to identify and report incidents of sexual violence.