Authors: Prof Shanaaz Mathews and Lehlogonolo Makola

Publisher: Children's Institute, UCT


Child sexual abuse is conceptualised as a form of violence against children and violates children’s right to being protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse, or degradation as enshrined in the Constitution, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).