Early Intervention: A foundation for lifelong violence prevention
High levels of violence affect every family in South Africa. Exposure to violence starts early, in both the homeÂ and community. There are high levels of physical abuse of children, and the national under-five homicide rateÂ is more than double that of other low- and middle-income countries. Rates of violence are particularly high inÂ poorer communities in the country, and many children already made vulnerable by poverty are also at risk fromÂ increased exposure to violence.
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