Ending Violence against Children

UNICEF works to ensure that no child in Albania is abused, neglected or exploited

Child Protection
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Challenge

Violence occurs in many settings, including the home, school, community and over the Internet. Annually over 2,000 children’s cases are reported as victims or survivors of abuse, maltreatment and neglect. All forms of violence, especially if not addressed on time, has lasting effects in terms of child brain development, particularly in the early years of childhood. This can result with difficulties in learning, limited social skills, increased likeliness to exhibit risky or delinquent behavior and depression or anxiety later in life.

Solution

UNICEF aims to end all forms of violence against children by helping children themselves, their parents, care givers, professionals who work with them and communities in general. UNICEF’s work also includes making legislation and social services better and available for all who need them.