Although South Africa has a strong research infrastructure, no nationally representative study on the extent or impact of child sexual abuse currently exists. To fill this gap, the UBS Optimus Foundation recently commissioned a three year national prevalence and incidence study on child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Africa.
On Women's day, SAfm's Otherwise Show looked at the state of female prisoners. Shado Twala interviewed Dr Kelley Moult on the research undertaken on the book published by the GHJRU.
The Gender Health and Justice Research Unit (GHJRU) together with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy and other partners hosted a civil society summit on the implementation of the Sexual Offences Act.
Dr Lillian Artz, University of Cape Town, 24th October 2014.
- intimate behaviour between adolescents should not be criminalised.