Child abuse, a silent endemic

Child abuse, a silent endemic

By Our Reporters

As beautiful as having children is, raising them can be hard.

Child abuse is the physical, sexual and psychological abuse of a child or children especially by a parent or caregiver.

In a 2011 research, titled ‘Child Abuse In 28 Developing Countries’, it was revealed that among African children 83.2 per cent suffer psychological abuse, 64 per cent suffer moderate physical abuse while 43 per cent suffered severe physical abuse.


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