Africa is a continent of two extremes within the developing world. In North Africa, just three per cent of people live on less than $1.25 per day; sub-Saharan Africa on the other hand is the poorest region in the world, with over 50 per cent of the population living on a daily income of less than $1.25. (All figures come from the Millennium Development Goal Report 2011). According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), research shows that children who grow up in poverty can be more vulnerable to some forms of maltreatment, particularly neglect and physical abuse. Find out below how organisations in Kenya and South Africa are helping children understand about child abuse and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
Meet Joanne and find out how RAPCAN helped to her and her family to move on after she was sexually abused.
Find out what Childline Kenya are doing to help children speak out about child abuse.