A new report from UNICEF presents the latest statistics on violence against children, drawing on data from 190 countries. By examining global patterns of violence as well as attitudes and social norms, it sheds light on an issue that has remained largely undocumented. Its objective is to use data to make violence against children and its many ramifications more visible, bringing about a fuller understanding of its magnitude and nature and offering clues to its prevention. While intensified efforts are needed to strengthen the availability of reliable and comprehensive data on the issue, the findings presented here are a clear call for action.
The present document is the Summary of a larger, full report.