World Vision International

It takes Asia-Pacific

to end violence against children

The number of working children in Asia Pacific is- by far- the most numerous in the world. In South Asia and Pacific alone 77.7 million children are subject to child labour. Roughly one out of every five boys and girls has been sexually abused and up to four out of every 10 children report some form of emotional abuse, with girls in high-income countries in East Asia the most affected.

India has the largest number of sexual abuse cases in the world. About 37% of girls in Nepal marry before the age of 18. In East Asia, nearly three out of every four children experience violent discipline. 

Under the global campaign “It Takes a World to End Violence Against Children”, the region's campaign focuses on physical violence in schools and the home, corporal punishment in all settings, sexual abuse, child labour, child trafficking and child marriage.

Across Asia and Pacific, World Vision works in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. Each country has its own contextualized campaign to end violence against children. We partner with different agencies, lobby local, national and global decision-makers to implement necessary policy changes and increase funding for programmes to protect children.

Join actor Jerome Flynn, in supporting World Vision's It Takes a World to End Violence Against Children campaign.