Child Raped Every 3 Min

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    Child raped every 3 min - report
    2009-06-03 21:06

    Johannesburg - One child is raped in South Africa every three minutes, a report by trade union Solidarity said on Wednesday.

    A report compiled by Solidarity Helping Hand said that while there were about 60 cases of child rape in South Africa every day, more than 88% of child rapes were never reported.

    "This means that about 530 child rapes take place every day - one rape every three minutes," said spokesperson Mariana Kriel.

    The report will be released by Solidarity Helping Hand on Thursday.

    Kriel said the report contained statistics and facts about the levels of child murder, rape and abuse in South Africa.

    "Several interviews with social workers and other employees of social welfare organisations across South Africa are included in the report, providing a unique look at the experiences of people who work with child abuse on a daily basis."

    Kriel said according to the report, the levels of child abuse in South Africa were increasing rapidly.

    The executive director of Solidarity Helping Hand, Danie Langner, said: ""In 2007/08, 1 410 cases of child murder were reported - 22% more than in the previous year. In addition, it was found that 45% of all rapes in the country were child rapes.

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    if rapes are never reported, how can you be so sure of your stats?

    and btw, what do you expect us to do about kids being raped in Africa? send in the troops?

    the world is not a nice place and children more often than not are the victims of adults. there really is nothing we can do about it but be thankful we didn't grow up in a third world hell hole.
     
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    We can barely do anything about the overwelming numbers of rapes Africans commit here in America, but we still should not ignore the problem.
     
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    Clearly rape is fundamentally related to skin pigmentation. :rolleyes:
     

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