On 27 November UNICEF released a new report, “A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents”, using the very latest data to show that children experience violence across all stages of childhood and in all settings.
This report presents the most current data on four specific forms of violence – violent discipline and exposure to domestic abuse during early childhood; violence at school; violent deaths among adolescents; and sexual violence in childhood and adolescence.
Amongst the data are the following statistics:
- Three-quarters of the world’s 2 to 4-year old children – around 300 million – experience psychological aggression and/or physical punishment by their caregivers at home;
- Worldwide, 1 in 4 children under age five – 176 million – are living with a mother who is a victim of intimate partner violence.
- Worldwide, around 15 million adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 have experienced forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts in their lifetime.
Access the Report here
Light your candle and join us in prayer, thought or reflection today
for all the children who, in 2018, have experienced one of these four forms of violence
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