1 out of 2 children suffer violence: New WHO Report (18 June 2020)

Summary of Major Findings

Violence against children is widespread.

Strong evidence shows that violence in childhood increases the risks of

  • injury;
  • HIV and other sexually transmitted infections;
  • mental health problems;
  • delayed cognitive development;
  • reproductive health problems including early pregnancy; and
  • communicable and noncommunicable diseases.

Useful Links:

Link to the new WHO report:

https://www.who.int/teams/social-determinants-of-health/violence-prevention/global-status-report-on-violence-against-children-2020

Link to WHO fact sheet on child maltreatment:

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/child-maltreatment

Link to WHO fact sheet on violence against children:

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/violence-against-children

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