UNICEF Launches new initiative to End Violence Against Children – Join the Movement!

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Today, UNICEF launched a new global initiative to call for an end to violence against children. The tagline of the campaign, “make the invisible visible“, urges individuals, families, societies, governments and other stakeholders to recognize violence against children as a global problem, and encourages us all to join the cause to ensure that no child has to grow up under the threat or realization of violence. Many studies have shown that all over the world, across cultures and religions, accepting and complacent attitudes still prevail when it comes to corporal punishment or psychological abuse of children. This was also the finding of UNICEF’s groundbreaking report on Child Disciplinary Practices at Home, published in 2010.

It might be easy to think that violence against children is not a gendered issue, as evidence clearly shows that both boys and girls experience multiple forms of violence both inside the home as…

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