How does violence affect children?
The tragic consequences of violence affect all aspects of a child’s life and can be passed down from one generation to the next. Violence against children also carries serious emotional and financial costs to all societies in every region of the world.
Latest Unicef data shows staggering levels of violence against children. Every year nearly a billion children worldwide are regularly subjected to physical punishment by their caregivers. And approximately one in 10 girls under the age of 20, or 120 million girls worldwide, have experienced sexual violence.
Our report, Children in Danger, reveals that physical, sexual and emotional abuse is widespread, with millions of children unsafe in their homes, schools and communities.
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Right now, children are being forced to take dangerous journeys to Europe, leaving them exposed to violence, exploitation and abuse. Some of these children seeking refuge find themselves alone, as they try to reach the safety of their family in the UK.
We’re calling on the UK Government to keep unaccompanied refugee children safe.