Overall 11.8 per cent of girls in Namibia have experienced childhood sexual violence that include unwanted sexual touching, attempted sex in childhood, pressured or coerced sex in childhood, and physically forced sexual encounters. This was revealed in a Gender-Based Violence against Children survey conducted in 2019 that found that 39.6 per cent of girls and 45 per cent of boys have experienced some form of childhood violence in Namibia. The survey revealed that the most common location of the first incident of sexual violence in childhood is the school and home, places that are deemed safe, and most common perpetrators of first incidence of sexual violence in childhood are close friends of which 30 per cent are family members.