Sexual Violence Against Children Is A Global Problem But Few Get Help

By MARC SILVER

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A new survey from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that sexual violence against children is a global problem.

Seven countries were surveyed from 2007 to 2013. The first was Swaziland, which wanted to assess and address the problem. The rate of sexual violence against girls was 36.7 percent. Additional countries asked to be surveyed as well. Young people from the age of 13 to 24 were interviewed, with a range of 1,000 to 2,000 for each gender.

In most countries, more than 1 in 4 girls and more than 1 in 10 boys said they’d experienced sexual violence.

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