Stop Violence Against Children

While the world has seen a growing number of children survive over the past decades, every year millions of children around the world become victims of untold violence. Many suffer in silence. This is our next challenge, to end the silence, to Stop Violence against Children.

Message from Marta Santos Pais

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children

The protection of children from all forms of violence is a fundamental right, which the international community has solemnly pledged to safeguard for all children, everywhere and at all times. Unfortunately, violence remains a harsh reality for millions of children around the world. Available research leads us to believe that up to 1.5 billion children worldwide endure some form of violence every year.

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