Infographic: Violence against children - Parliament hears disturbing statistics

On Wednesday, the Portfolio Committee on Social Development received a briefing by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) on a few alarming statistics regarding violence against children. Violence against children covers child murders/homicides, sexual exploitation and trafficking, harmful traditional and cultural practices, child labour and bullying.

SAMRC told the Committee that 1018 children under the age of 18 years were murdered in 2009, and that South Africa’s child homicide rate is double the global rate. See infographic for more details.

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