One in Five

Where does sexual violence take place?

Sexual violence can take place anywhere:
  • in the home
  • at school
  • at holiday camps
  • in residential institutions
  • on Internet
  • in hospitals and so forth.
Abuse committed by people in a position of power or authority over children often takes place in structures with boundaries to the outside world, such as public and private residential institutions, and within faith-based structures.

It is important that all these structures are submitted to careful monitoring and subject to scrutiny.

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