''If they rape me, I can't blame them": reflections on gender in the social context of child rape in South Africa and Namibia.

@article{Jewkes2005IfTR,
  title={''If they rape me, I can't blame them": reflections on gender in the social context of child rape in South Africa and Namibia.},
  author={Rachel Jewkes and Loveday A Penn-Kekana and Hetty Rose-Junius},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 8},
  pages={1809-20}
}
The study was based on 77 semi-structured in-depth interviews and 3 small group discussions which were conducted with informants in Windhoek, Namibia and rural Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Children (abuse survivors and others), parents, men and women from the community and a range of key informants (such as police, social workers, health workers, NGO staff and teachers) were asked about their experiences and perceptions of child rape and child rearing. This study has its roots in the… CONTINUE READING