The social problem we researched is Child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse is an international
and unlawful involvement of minors in sexual activities, which causes physical, emotional, and
psychological harm to minors. It involves a range of abusive behaviors such as rape, molestation,
grooming, exposure to explicit content, and coercion. "This devastating issue has far-reaching
consequences on children's well-being, mental health, and overall development." This was
According to the "
Child Protection: Annual Report 2019/20
The country we are concentrating on is South Africa.
The issue of child sexual abuse in South Africa concerns us because it highlights the urgent need
for awareness, education, and support to address the profound impact on individuals and
Number of reported rapes and rape rate in South Africa
Reported Rape Rate per 100,000
This data shows the reported number of rapes and corresponding rape rates per 100,000 people.
data reveals variations in the number of rapes that are reported, with some years having greater rates
than others. For instance, the number of reported rapes peaked in 2010-11 at 98,146, while the lowest
rate was recorded in 2016-17 at 71 per 100,000. The most recent data available shows 36,330 reported
rapes in 2020/21 and 41,739 reported rapes in 2021/22. The data also shows a general trend of changing
but generally steady rape rates across the years.
The sexual exploitation of children in South Africa has the potential to have an international
impact and lead to several related problems. The trauma endured by abused children can result
in mental health issues, casting a shadow on well-being that lasts into adulthood and possibly
influencing dynamics in global mental health. Furthermore, the connection between child sexual
abuse and HIV/AIDS transmission in a nation with high incidence rates may help this health
emergency extend beyond national borders. This upsetting condition can also affect migratory
trends, posing problems with refugees and displacement. To comply with more general
Sustainable Development Goals and foster a safer environment for children globally, the world
may confront challenges that go beyond cultural conventions by tackling child sexual abuse in
Part 2: Triangle Model
1-What is the blame and stereotype that people put on the people that are affected by the social