Table of Contents - Sexual Abuse of Young Children in Southern Africa

Graça Machel

Note from the Ford Foundation
Dr Gerry Salole



1. Confronting the problem
Andrew Dawes, Linda Richter and Craig Higson-Smith

Section I: Talking about child sexual abuse
2. The many kinds of sexual abuse of young children
Linda Richter and Craig Higson-Smith
3. Media representations of baby rape: the case of Baby Tshepang
William Bird and Nicola Spurr

Section II: Understanding child sexual abuse
4. Individual and contextual factors associated with the sexual abuse of children under 12: a review of recent literature
Loraine Townsend and Andrew Dawes
5. The socio-cultural context of child abuse: a betrayal of trust
Mthobeli Guma and Nomvo Henda
6. Responses to gender-based violence in schools
Heather Brookes and Craig Higson-Smith
7. Child sexual abuse and HIV infection
Rachel Jewkes
8. Commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children
Craig Higson-Smith and Linda Richter
9. Measurement and monitoring
Andrew Dawes, Jaqueline Borel-Saladin and Zareena Parker

Section III: Legal and policy responses
10. Legal definitions and practices in child sexual abuse
Jacqui Gallinetti
11. Challenges of service evaluation in the Wynberg and Cape Town Sexual Offences Courts and their related services
Mastoera Sadan
12. Policy responses to child sexual abuse in South Africa
Jackie Loffell
13. At the coalface: the Childline experience
Joan van Niekerk
14. Advocacy on behalf of sexually abused children: research and policy issues arising from a case study
Deborah Ewing
15. The Report of the Parliamentary Task Group on the sexual abuse of children 2002: a commentary
Rose September

Section IV: Clinical and therapeutic responses
16. Access to specialist services and the criminal justice system: data from the Teddy Bear Clinic
Craig Higson-Smith and Luke Lamprecht
17. Doing something: the initiation of sexual abuse services in Soweto
Chrissie Mkhasibe and René Brandt
18. Therapeutic approaches to sexually abused children
Beverley Killian and Jonathan Brakarsh
19. Case studies of child sexual abuse in Zimbabwe
Clare Rudd
20. Armed conflict and the sexual abuse of children in Mozambique
Boia Efraime Junior

Section V: Reflections
21. Research on child sexual abuse: some problems and comments (Nog n klip in die bos)
Ann Levett
22. Are we any closer to solutions?
Linda Richter, Andrew Dawes and Craig Higson-Smith