Violence against children can be sexual, physical or emotional

Violence against children is everywhere: it affects children at all stages as they develop from infancy through their early years and adolescence. Violence can be physical or mental and includes sexual abuse.

Here are some examples of violence against children:

Violence against children can have profound and damaging consequences. It can cause mental and physical health condition and have an impact on a person’s overall quality of life. This set of resources aims to help parents and caregivers recognise abuse and neglect. It also provides information on how to respond to abuse.

The resources that follow draw on UNICEF research and programmes.

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