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The Deadly Intersection of HIV and Violence Against Women and Children

Let me start of by giving you a truly horrifying statistic. After you've read it, stop and think about what it means.

In South Africa, a woman is raped every 26 seconds.

Shocking, no? Let me add to it. Maybe you know all this already, but lest we get complacent I'm going to tell you again.

One out of three women in the world will be physically, sexually or emotionally abused in her lifetime.

20% of girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18. 10% of boys will experience the same tragedy.

In South Africa, a child is raped every 24 minutes.

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