Protecting children from any kind of violence.
Protecting children is critical and must be in every effort to promote children's rights. We focus on strengthening the social welfare system that reaches the most deprived children and their families timely and provides targeted and combined support.
Research shows that exposure to violence is detrimental to all aspects of a child’s growth and development.
Violence, exploitation, and neglect cut across age, gender, religion, ethnic origin or socioeconomic status and can take place at home, at school, at work, in care and justice institutions, online and in the community.
UNICEF works with the Greek authorities to strengthen child protection systems and scale up quality social care and support services.
It helps collect and analyse comprehensive up-to-date evidence to inform cross-cutting policies and strategies across social protection, education, and health systems. It builds state capacities to implement gender-responsive services, addresses the barriers that prevent children and women from seeking support, and promotes social and behavioural change to shift attitudes and practices.