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04 August 2018

Young pupils most vulnerable to violence

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Pupils between the ages of 10 and 13 are the most vulnerable to high levels of violence, including sexual violence, in Khayelitsha schools, according to a new report.

The study also found relatively high rates of sexual violence “committed by teachers and experienced by two out of 10 primary school learners and one out of 10 high school learners.”

The baseline report, which focused on 24 schools and was compiled by the Human Sciences Research Council, found that pupils aged 10-13 experience more violence than high school pupils.

The report added that the level of sexual violence prevalent at schools included “intimate partner violence in heterosexual sexual and dating relationships”.

The research aims to provide in-depth information for NGOs working in the schools and sexual violence among learners.

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