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Universal Children’s Day: Stop Violence Against Children
Save the Children is pleased to commemorate Universal Children’s Day this year with an event on November 21st that will focus on the theme: Stop Violence Against Children! According to UNICEF, every year millions of children around the world become victims of untold violence. Children in every country, every culture and at every social level face various forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. The abuse takes place at home, in school, in institutions, at work, in the community, in armed conflict and natural disasters. Much violence against children, such as corporal punishment and sexual abuse, remains legal and socially approved in many countries. The violence children face takes many forms, such as exploitation and abuse, trafficking, physical and humiliating punishment, harmful traditional practices (including early marriage and genital mutilation/cutting) and recruitment into armed forces and groups. Growing up with violence and abuse seriously affects a child’s development, dignity, and physical and psychological integrity.
Save the Children works to prevent abuse and neglect from happening, ensure the victims of violence are supported and that justice is ensured. The November 21st event will showcase the work that Save the Children does around the world to protect children against violence. Carolyn Miles and the following Save the Children CEOs will be in attendance at this event:
Jasmine Whitbread, SCI
It’s time to break the silence and Stop the Violence Against Children!