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South Africa – Briefing Paper

by ECPAT International in 2019

South Africa ranked 16 out of the 60 countries scored by the Out of the Shadows Index on the country’s response to child sexual exploitation and abuse. The ranking is explained by a strong legal framework to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse, a committed technology sector and knowledgeable frontline support workers. But limited training and support for professionals working with child victims as well as few opportunities for multi-sectoral collaborations, have been reportedly hampering efforts to tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse in the country.

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