calls received in 2016

1 in every 54

was a report about Child Protection or Child Welfare

Child Protection and Child Welfare cases received through Helpline & Drop-In Centres.

55% are Child Protection reports

45% are Child Welfare

%

(5 762) relate to boys

%

(12 223) relate to girls

Child Protection

9 978 Child Protection reports received. 75% girls : 25% boys.

3 690 reports of Sexual abuse

In 2015, 9% were about boys
and 91% about girls

%

are about girls

%

are about boys

Child marriage is commonly reported as affecting 13 to 15 year old girls

The minimum age of survivors recorded is in the 7 to 9 years age group

Sexual & emotional abuse are the most commonly reported forms of abuse

affecting 13 – 15 year olds

Physical abuse is the most commonly reported form of abuse affecting 10 to 12 year olds

Neglect is the most commonly reported form of abuse affecting 0 to 6 year olds

Girls are most commonly reported to be affected by:
1. sexual abuse
2. emotional abuse
3. neglect
4. physical abuse
5. child marriage

Boys are most commonly reported to be suffering:
1. neglect
2. physical abuse
3. sexual abuse
4. emotional abuse
5. domestic child labor

Child Welfare

  • This comprises over 15 different categories including delinquency, bereavement, academic problems, parents in conflict, parent/child relations, anxiety etc 60%
  • School Fees Assistance 18%
  • Birth Registration 13%
  • Custody 9%

Childline Zimbabwe in 2016

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