Child abuse more common in cities – The Namibian

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A RECENT Afrobarometer survey has revealed that youngster abuse and neglect are extra generally reported in Namibia’s cities than its rural areas.

The survey report was on youngsters’s welfare remaining a problem in Namibia, particularly for the poor, and was issued earlier this month.

Out of all respondents, 47% reported youngster abuse and neglect as a frequent drawback in cities, whereas 37% reported it to be a frequent drawback in rural areas.

The survey additional indicated that greater than half of Namibians understand youngster abuse and neglect as “by no means frequent” or “not very frequent” of their communities.

“Requested how typically they suppose youngsters of their neighborhood are abused, mistreated, or uncared for, greater than half (55%) of Namibians say that is ‘by no means frequent’ (27%), or ‘not very frequent’ ( 28%), whereas 42% report that abuse and neglect are ‘considerably’ (27%) or ‘very’ (15%) widespread,” the report added.

Using bodily power to self-discipline youngsters can also be prevalent, with 46% of respondents admitting to “considerably incessantly” utilizing bodily power, and 18% utilizing it “very incessantly”.

The survey added that city residents have been discovered to be considerably extra seemingly than their rural counterparts to report using bodily power to self-discipline youngsters (52% in comparison with 39%).

“City residents are considerably extra seemingly than their rural counterparts to report that adults of their neighborhood use bodily power to self-discipline youngsters (52% in comparison with 39%),” the report learn.

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