8, 479 children benefitted from legal aid services in 2014. These consisted of 4, 244 boys and 4, 235 girls. The near balance of the figures by sex bears testimony to the fact that boys are as vulnerable as girls when it comes to violation of children’s rights.
Girls are however more vulnerable to sexual abuse as the highest number of abuse cases were perpetrated against girls. There is need for engagement of men and boys on gender based violence issues to address cases of sexual violence and abuse against girls. Figure 4 below shows the number of children who benefited from services offered.
Figure 3: Number and Gender of Children Assisted by Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare Offices