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Data show women are the main victims of assault from intimate partners and other close family members.
More than 90 per cent cases perpetrated by people well known to the children
The 1195 helpline recorded a more than 100 per cent increase in cases over one month.
Women, specifically HIV-positive young mothers, and their babies living in rural areas are more susceptible to stigma