Bay Area campaign launched to fight against child sexual abuse 

The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, along with nine other Bay Area counties, are launching a campaign to empower communities to speak out against child sexual abuse, which they say has affected one in four girls and one in six boys before they reach age 18.

According to the Greater Bay Area Enough Abuse Campaign, there were more than 600 reports of sexual abuse in San Francisco last year and 87 percent of such incidents go unreported.

The campaign spearheaded by 10 child abuse prevention councils in the region is part of a national campaign that began in 2002 with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Local organizers promoted the campaign at a Giants game last year and hundreds of attendees stopped by to outline their hands and stamp "Enough."

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Jessica Kwong covers transportation, housing, and ethnic communities, among other topics, for the San Francisco Examiner. She covered City Hall as a fellow for the San Francisco Chronicle, night cops and courts for the San Antonio Express-News, general news for Spanish-language newspapers La Opinión and El Mensajero,... more
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