The acronym for RANA comes from
Red de Ayuda a Niños Abusados, or Aid Network for Abused Children, in English. The aim is to highlight problems such as child maltreatment and child sexual abuse.
But do we really know what sexual abuse means?
Any form of physical contact, with or without sexual intercourse, imposed on a minor, done without violence or intimidation and without consent. It can include vaginal, oral, and anal penetration, digital penetration, caressing, or explicit verbal proposals.
Sexual abuse is not necessarily rape. There may be direct contact, genitals touching and/or sexual penetration (rape or incest), but the minor’s manipulation for pornographic purposes, forcing them to observe sexual attitudes, as well as talking about obscene topics face to face or over the phone or the Internet is also considered abuse.
Child sexual abuse occurs in all social strata.