290 cases were submitted to Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services in December – 131 of them child abuse cases, reports the ministry.
Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services reports child abuse cases made up for 45 percent of the total cases submitted to the authority in December.
48 of the cases involved negligence, 39 of the cases involved physical abuse, 23 of the cases involved sexual abuse, five of the cases involved psychological abuse and five more involved exploitation of minors by businesses.
Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services was also submitted four cases of child abandonment, one case of cyber bullying, and one case of sexual exploitation of a minor for profit.
The ministry was also submitted 45 cases of gender violence and domestic violence, and 18 cases of physical assault.