Case reports recieved in 2015 a 10% decrease from cases recieved in 2014


were about the welfare of the child


of all reports received were about abuse


were about the welfare of the child, in 2014


were about abuse, in 2014

cases of sexual abusereported via drop in centres,a 26% increase from reportsreceived in 2014

2 in 3 reports received were about girls

Most common form of abuse affecting girls:


Most common form of abuse affecting boys:


The highest number of sexual abuse reports were received at the Rotten Row Court Drop-In Centre followed by Makoni Drop-In Centre

Childline Zimbabwe is a child rights, not-for-profit, registered Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO 7/2001). Children (0-18years), access services in Zimbabwe regardless of religious background, socio-economic circumstances or geographic location. Childline employs a rights-based approach throughout its activities addressing sexual and gender-based violence,sexual and reproductive health issues given the nature of child abuse and its prevalence in Zimbabwe. It seeks to provide children, families and those involved with children, preventative, educational, therapeutic and rehabilitation services in addition to research and advocacy.

Of all sexual abuse reports received, 94% were about girls and 6% about boys.

Childline Zimbabwe Drop In Centres 2015