Violence against Children in South Asia

A systematic review of evidence since 2015



Summary: This systematic review of the prevalence, drivers, and consequences of violence against children, as well as the interventions that seek to prevent violence, serves as an evidence baseline of data produced since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Evidence from this review is unequivocal: violence in childhood is deeply damaging to children and disrupts sustainable development in the region. While violence affecting children is present in every country within the South Asia region, analyses show how violence conspires to create and maintain inequalities between and within countries. However, data from the region also shows that violence against children is preventable and that meeting the SDGs is attainable.

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Author:  UNICEF and the University of Edinburgh

Publication Date: September 2020

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