We Can End Violence Against Children — But it Takes Time

Over half of all children in the world — 1 billion children, aged 2–17 years — are estimated to experience violence annually. 

Forms of violence overlap and reinforce each other — at school, in the community, and at home — and range from peer violence and bullying, to corporal punishment by family members and teachers, sexual abuse and harassment, coercion, rape and emotional abuse and neglect. 

Girls are more likely to experience sexual and dating violence, while boys are more likely to experience physical violence and corporal punishment.

DFID’s What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls Global Programme (WhatWorks) has conducted three evaluations in very different settings to see whether schools could provide acceptable and effective entry points for interventions to reduce violence in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kenya. 

Read full summary of the evaluations
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