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Ending Violence in Childhood: Global Report 2017

This 2017 report by the global learning initiative, Know Violence in Childhood, documents the scale of violence experienced by children across the world in their everyday lives and relationships, in their homes, schools and communities.

Consisting of the latest evidence on the causes and consequences of violence against children (VAC), this report reviews global evidence on VAC by adults and caregivers, peer violence perpetrated by children against children, and as well as children witnessing violence within the home, school or community.

It further draws interconnections with violence against women (VAW). Moreover, the report reflects on successful approaches, in practice, policy and research, for VAC response and prevention.

Contents of this Report

Provides a background of the global scale of violence against children. Drawing on a newly constructed Violence in Childhood Index, the report provides key estimates of interpersonal VAC across countries and regions.

Looks into aspects of measuring VAC, considers their constraints, and presents best available indicators to estimate global and regional VAC.

Provides key insights on ways in which the nature of VAC and its impacts may differ based the emotional, cognitive, and physical development of a child.

Reviews VAC across different settings, such as homes, schools and wider community, and ways in which settings are interconnected.

Reviews key strategies and commitments to prevent VAC by providing examples of how governments, communities and organisations across the world have taken/and can take steps to address VAC in terms of providing services, creating safe spaces, systems and institutions, and building people’s capacities for response and prevention.

Date published
  • 2017
Published by Know Violence in Childhood
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