Violence is present everywhere – at home, in schools, in institutions, on the streets.
In almost 1/3 of all cases of domestic violence the victims are children.
Violence, does not harm only children. It destroys the very essence of society, and has a negative impact on the wellbeing of families and communities.
UNICEF works on strengthening the cooperation among various sectors dealing with children – in healthcare, education and social protection, but also in the areas of justice and law enforcement – in order to prevent violence, and to address situations in which violence against children has occurred.
44% of boys and 42% of girls under the age of 14 have experienced corporal punishment at home.