Exchanging Experiences, Expanding Opportunities

Can Social Protection play a role in reducing childhood violence?

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July, 2016

As many as one billion children under the age of 18 experience some form of violence every year. This exposure is not only a violation of child rights; it can also hamper children’s cognitive development, mental health, educational achievement, and long-term labor market prospects.

Nonetheless, a recent round table organized by Innocenti, UNICEF’s Office of Research and Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative identified four opportunity areas for advancing research and policy on the topic:

  1. Minimizing potential for harm
  2. Light-touch complementary interventions. 
  3. Intensive complementary interventions. 
  4. Linking or integrating systems. 


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