Year Published: 2016

Authors: Shanaaz Mathews, Natasha Hendricks and Naeemah Abrahams

Publisher: Routledge

Suggested Citation: Mathews S, Hendricks N & Abrahams N (2016) A psychosocial understanding of child sexual abuse disclosure among female children in South Africa. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 25(6):636-654.


Child sexual abuse is endemic in South Africa, driven by high levels of gender-based violence and underscored by structural and social factors. This article aims to develop an understanding of the process of disclosure in a sample of female children and their caregivers.