Jamaica’s Silent Children
Jamaica has one of the highest rates of child sex abuse in the world. In 2013 alone, over 2,000 cases of abuse against minors were recorded by the authorities, but experts say many more go unreported. Cultural acceptance of underage sex as the norm and a deep mistrust of the police appear to be inhibiting victims and their parents from coming forward.
We followed Jamaican activist Julie Mansfield, herself molested by her uncle as a child, as she traveled across the country to try and raise awareness and demand better protection for the nation’s children.
Executive Producer: Andy Glynne
Director: Lucy Chapman