A cloudless childhood
'Listen, talk, hug' campaign is changing parenting practices in Kazakhstan
Violence against children, in its many forms, occurs both in and outside the home. UNICEF in Kazakhstan found that some 75 per cent of adults support corporal punishment to discipline and control children, while 67 per cent use violence against their own children. To change the situation, UNICEF, together with partners, have launched a campaign – “Listen, talk, hug” – to spread understanding of the harmful, life-long consequences of violence against children and present alternative, positive methods of parenting.
UNICEF works with partners to prevent and respond to violence against children. We aim to reduce violence at home, at school, in the community and online, and to break the silence on this hidden epidemic.