One billion children experience violence every year:UN report

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News: The Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020 has been released.

Facts:

  • About the report: It was published by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UNESCO, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children and the End Violence Partnership.
  • Purpose: It is a first of its kind report charting progress in 155 countries against the “INSPIRE” framework.

Additional Facts:

  • INSPIRE Framework: It is a set of seven strategies for preventing and responding to violence against children.
    • The seven strategies are: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strengthening; response and support services; and education and life skills.
  • End Violence Partnership: It is a public-private partnership that unites governments, United Nations agencies, civil society, faith groups, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, academics and children around a single goal ending all forms of violence against children by 2030.