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Monday, November 15, 2021

Close relatives greatest sexual offenders –Dr Ginwalla

Health Close relatives greatest sexual offenders –Dr Ginwalla

University Teaching Hospital Head of Sexual Gender-Based Violence and Child Abuse Centre Rokaya Ginwalla says on average the institution attends to a hundred cases of child sexual abuse per month.

Dr Ginwalla further indicated that out of the 100 cases recorded most of them involve the girl child.

She cited the hot season as the period when sexual child abuse cases are rampant compared to the cold season.

“On average we see about 100 cases every month while in the cold season between June and July we see 80 to 90 cases of abuse.

“In this time of the year we can see up to 120 and 130 cases during the host season,” She revealed.

Dr Ginwalla however disclosed that the centre seldom attends to cases of boys having being sexually sodomized.

“Most of the cases that we see are girl child sexually abused but we also see boys as well two or three every month are boys who are sodomised.”

Dr Ginwalla hinted that 25 percent of the age group of children who are sexually abused are from zero to five years old.

She further added that another 25 percent of children abused are between the ages of five to ten years.

“When you break down the age group 25 percent of children abused are between the age of zero to five. Between 5 to 10 years another twenty five percent, so 50 percent are below the age of 10 years and the other 50 percent are ages between 10 and 15 years.

Meanwhile Dr Ginwalla explained that the perpetrator of child sexual abuse are mostly close relative to the victims or children.

She insisted that children often fall prey to people they trust and live with.

“These thing happen among close family members who are not a stranger to the child and most of the time its somebody the child trust, somebody the live with and know very well, they get trust of the child and start abusing them.”

This came to light during the launch of the walk from Lusaka to Kapiri Mposhi organized by a consortium of Civil Society organization.

The walk is aimed at raising public awareness of child sexual abuse and sexual gender based violence.

8 COMMENTS

  1. HH may you please let those WhatsApp boys playing video games at State House go watch football tomorrow?
    And you HH need to be with your with on sabbath.

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  2. Really despicable. Perpetrators need to be punished more ruthlessly to send a clear message. I can’t stand abuse, but even worse, the abuse of children.

  3. Unacceptable! Where does it end? Do the abusers ever get convicted…and, thereafter, are they registered as sex offenders??

    #plant a tree now!

  4. Is she a cop? A doctor only sees the victim not the perpetrator so she can’t authoritatively state who is to be convicted. The prosecutor knows how many he has had convicted for the case

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  5. Iwe Nde, ndiwe culprit ndaba? The good doctor is giving evidence on what she sees iwe ukuti angankale bwanji prosecutor? OK. Maybe I read you wrong mwe. Some of us read something different…

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  6. @Kalok as much as doctors may know how many victims of rape come to the hospital their job is to treat them. They do not investigate. The police are the ones who know who are the culprits so they are the ones who can tell all of us who to watch out for.

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