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Media advisory: Embargoed briefing on new UNICEF report documenting horrifying rates of violence against children in their homes, schools and communities

Embargoed media briefing and Q&A with UNICEF senior statistics specialist and report author: 10.00am ET Monday 30 October 2017

WHAT: An embargoed telephone briefing for media will be held to discuss the findings from UNICEF’s new global report on violence against children which documents new findings on violent discipline against young children, sexual violence throughout childhood, violence in schools, violence in warzones, and homicides rates among adolescents.

WHO: Claudia Cappa UNICEF senior statistics specialist and author of UNICEF’s new report on violence against children – A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents.

WHEN: 10.00am ET Monday 30 October 2017.

WHERE: This briefing will be conducted over the telephone. To participate in the call, please contact Georgina Thompson at gthompson@unicef.org +1 917 238 1559 and Gbolayemi Lufadeju at glufadeju@unicef.org +1 917 213 4034 for dial in details. 

WHY: Violence against children is endemic in homes, schools and communities across the world. Children who suffer violence are more likely endure lifelong negative consequences, putting individual lives and futures at stake, whilst holding back progress of societies and economies as a whole. UNICEF is urging governments to create and implement national plans to end violence against children.


Note to Editors

For the embargoed press release and full report please email Georgina Thompson at gthompson@unicef.org

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children visit www.unicef.org.

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For more information, please contact: Georgina Thompson, UNICEF New York, Mobile:
+ 1 917 238 1559, gthompson@unicef.org





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