Violence against children

Pre-deciding to not use violence

As loving parents who raised two children during the era of the Vietnam War, we were inspired by the work of child psychologist Haim Ginott who observed: “Misbehavior and punishment are not opposites that cancel each other. On the contrary,…

UN urges States to act on new standards to eliminate devastating violence against children

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations officials gathered at the UN Crime Congress under way in Doha, Qatar, on 18 April 2015 called on Member States to take action and implement the new international standards on the elimination of violence against…

Violence against women: why we keep getting it wrong

With the passing of another International Women’s Day, during which much attention around the world has again been focused on tackling violence against women, I would like to explain why none of the initiatives currently being proposed will achieve anything…

African children subjected to distressing levels of violence

Human Wrongs Watch African girls and boys continue to be subjected to distressing levels of physical, sexual and emotional violence despite the significant legal and policy measures adopted throughout the region, according to a new United Nations-backed report. Launched on…

‘Harrowing Tales of Killings and Destruction’ in Nigeria’s NorthEast – Urgent Action Needed to Protect Children

Human Wrongs Watch Children growing up in Nigeria’s crisis-riven northeast are in desperate need of protection from relentless violence, on 16 January 2015 said Leila Zerrougui, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, as she wrapped up…

Middle East — 8.6 Million Lives Torn Apart

Human Wrongs Watch Amman, 19 December 2014 – “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat to children of recent times. By the end of 2015, the lives of over 8.6 million children across the region will have been torn apart by…

South Sudan: Future of an Entire Generation of Children, Stolen in One Year

Human Wrongs Watch The scale of the crisis facing children in South Sudan is “staggering” according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which on 12 December 2014 warned that the future of an entire generation of the country’s children…

2014 – ‘Never in Recent Memory Have So Many Children Been Subjected to Such Unspeakable Brutality’

Human Wrongs Watch Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 8 December 2014 said, as 2014 has been “devastating” for some 15 million children caught up in…

Children want the elimination of violence to be a priority in the post 2015 development agenda

SRSG launches review of consultations with children across regions. [media-credit name=”http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org” align=”alignleft” width=”160″][/media-credit]More than 800.000 children were involved in the numerous consultations held across the world on the future sustainable development goals. The report just launched by SRSG Santos Pais…

“Alarming Number of Girls Assaulted, Beaten, Raped, Mutilated and Even Murdered”

  Human Wrongs Watch An estimated 70 million girls aged 15 to 19 report being victims of some form of physical violence while around 120 million girls under the age of 20 have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual…

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