publication • Thursday, December 7th 2017
10 Things you need to know about violence against children in Asia Pacific
All children have the right to a safe and fulfilling childhood. But every year more than 1 billion children around the world experience violence. In fact, Asia Pacific has one of the highest rates of violence against children. Around 64 per cent of children aged between 2 and 17 years experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence in Asia Pacific over the past year. While Asia Pacific is a complex and diverse region with many different cultures and traditions, the devastating impact of violence against children is common across all countries. With the renewed focus on ending violence against children in the Agenda 2030 and the 2017 launch of World Vision’s It takes a world to end violence against children campaign, it is time for the region to act and break the cycle of violence.