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Violence against children is a phenomenon happening worldwide, in forms of physical, psychological violence. Children are deprived of care, basic social services, health care and education, child abuse, neglect, exploitation, forced to beg, trafficked. Children are still one of the social groups at risk, facing many problems that remain unresolved. Although the consequences may vary according to the type and severity of the violence, the short and long-term consequences for children are very often serious and destructive and are costly. The laws that protect children’s rights are often not effective.
Child abuse takes a variety of forms and is influenced by a variety of factors, individual characteristics of the victim and abuser, the cultural and physical environment in which they live. While physical injuries may or may not be immediately visible, abuse can have consequences that last lifetimes. For every hour, as many as 115 children are abused. Physical consequences, such as damage to a child’s growing brain, can have psychological implications such as emotional difficulties. P…
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