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Child abuse survey

A survey of Cambodian children has found high levels of exposure to serious forms of child abuse, with around two thirds of boys and girls saying they know a child who has been raped by an adult.

The survey asked 1,341 children aged 12 to 15 about their experiences of child abuse and was released March 9 at a national forum, reported Xinhua news agency.

Twenty three percent of boys and 21 percent of girls said they had personally witnessed child rape, while 70 percent said they had seen corporal punishment at school.

Violence in the home was also common, with half of boys interviewed and 35 percent of girls saying they had been beaten by their parents.

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