It Takes a World to end violence against children: Violence, in its many forms, is the biggest issue affecting children today and it is a violation of the life God desires for every child. It doesn’t have to be this way. World Vision’s campaign ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ aims to catalyse a global movement of people committed to keeping children safe from harm. Its name reflects the fact that no one person, group or organisation can solve this problem alone
The ‘Churches’ Commitments to Children’ is an open invitation to member churches of the World Council of Churches and partners to address the needs of children as an integral part of the ecumenical commitment to the pilgrimage of justice and peace. The Churches’ Commitments include a promise to ‘Promote child protection through church communities’ through ensuring a child-safe church environment; contributing to ending violence against children and adolescents in society at large; supporting child-protection in emergencies; and advocating for children’s and adolescents’ rights through birth registration. Resources and tools for this work are being catalogued Here
A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents - This 2017 UNICEF report presents the most current data on four specific forms of violence – violent discipline and exposure to domestic abuse during early childhood; violence at school; violent deaths among adolescents; and sexual violence in childhood and adolescence. The statistics reveal that children experience violence across all stages of childhood, in diverse settings, and often at the hands of the trusted individuals with whom they interact daily. The report concludes with specific national actions and strategies that UNICEF has embraced to prevent and respond to violence against children.