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Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
CHILDREN AGENTS POSITIVE CHANGE

Children as Agents of Positive Change

A Mapping of Children’s Initiatives Across Regions, Towards an Inclusive and Healthy World Free From Violence

6 May 2021
This publication provides an overview of children’s diverse roles in helping to prevent, address, and report violence, as well as of effective actions taken, including peer support. It offers insight into how children contribute to and are an active part of solutions to building back better and a...
HIDDN SCARS: VIOL MNTAL HLTH CHLDR

Hidden Scars: How Violence Harms the Mental Health of Children

1 Jul 2021
More than 1 billion children – half of all children in the world – are exposed to violence every year, in many forms and places, online and off. Whether a target or a witness, a child's exposure to violence has a severe impact on mental health. Such experiences with violence are often traumatic, ...
VIOLE AGAINST CHILDREN ON THE MOVE

Violence Against Children on the Move

From a Continuum of Violence to a Continuum of Protection

21 Jun 2021
Every minute, 20 people – many of them children – are forced from their homes by violence, persecution or conflict. While children account for less than one third of the global population, they make up more than half of today’s refugees worldwide. This publication explores the multitude of ways i...
CHILD PARTICIP TACKLE VIOLENCE

When Children Take the Lead

10 Child Participation Approaches to Tackle Violence

21 Jun 2021
Milestones of the same decade, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the Internet together changed childhood forever, giving a new generation of children specific rights and an unprecedented opportunity to exercise them. At the same time, governments and organizatio...
KEEPING PROMISE ENDING VIOLENCE AG

Keeping the Promise

Ending Violence Against Children by 2030

6 Sep 2019
This report gathers expert analysis from a broad cross-section of stakeholders who are committed to bringing this unacceptable situation to an end. It draws out common findings and perspectives that demonstrate increasing cohesion in the action taken across regions to end violence against childre...
PROTEC CHILD FROM HARM PRACTIC

Protecting Children From Harmful Practices in Plural Legal Systems

With a Special Emphasis on Africa

27 Jan 2016
This report reviews positive legislative developments in different regions of the world, with a special emphasis on Africa, to strengthen children’s legal protection from violence as a result of harmful practices, and addresses the interplay between statutory, customary and religious laws.
TACKLING VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS

Tackling Violence in Schools

A Global Perspective Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Practice

11 Jul 2016
This thematic report was developed to assist partners, including Governments, international organizations, human rights mechanisms, civil society actors, research institutions, teachers’ unions and communities, which all have an indispensable role to play in ending all forms of violence against c...
WHY CHILD PROT POST 2015 AGENDA

Why Children’s Protection From Violence Must Be at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

A Review of Consultations With Children on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

8 Jul 2021
This report highlights children’s own identification of violence as one of the biggest obstacles to their healthy development. Governments, local decision-makers, parents, civil society organisations and businesses need to respond to children by taking decisive action to protect them from violenc...
PROMO JUST REST PARA NINA NINOS

Promover la justicia restaurativa para niñas, niños y adolescentes

3 Jul 2016
En este informe se analiza el potencial de los programas de justicia restaurativa para facilitar la resolución de conflictos y otorgar protección apropiada a los niños y niñas. Esto se aplica al sistema judicial, para niños víctimas, infractores o testigos, y a una serie de otros entornos, como l...
PROMOT RESTOR JUSTIC FOR CHILD

Promoting Restorative Justice For Children

23 Sep 2016
This report examines the potential of restorative justice programmes to facilitate conflict resolution and provide appropriate protection to children. This applies to the justice system, whether children are victims, offenders or witnesses, but it also applies in a range of other contexts, includ...
PONER FIN AL TORMENTO ENFRENTANDO

Poner fin al tormento

Enfrentando el acoso de la escuela al ciberespacio

14 Dec 2016
Dieciocho expertos en el campo de la intimidación y el acoso cibernético y el SRSG sobre Violencia contra los Niños, han escrito una contribución única de su área específica de experiencia, abordando el acoso y el acoso cibernético. Comenzando con una fundación de derechos humanos y la participac...
CELEBRATING CHILDHOOD

Celebrating Childhood

A Journey to end Violence Against Children

4 Dec 2017
A book about what ending violence against children takes, means and brings. It’s a celebration of childhood and a manifesto for a world where children can grow with dignity and free from violence. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Study on Violence against children, this b...
PROTECT CHILD AFFECTED VIOLENCE

Protecting Children Affected by Armed Violence in the Community

14 Oct 2016
This publication addresses the complex phenomena of armed violence (not armed conflict which is different) and presents strategies to protect children in context of armed violence in the community. It makes visible that is fundamental to place children at the center of any policy and measure to a...
ENDING TORMENT TACKLING BULLYING

Ending the Torment

Tackling Bullying from the Schoolyard to Cyberspace

14 Oct 2016
Eighteen experts in the field of bullying and cyberbullying and the SRSG on Violence against Children, have written a unique contribution from their specific area of expertise, addressing bullying and cyberbullying. Starting with a human rights foundation and children participation, it is followe...
HACIA MUNDO LIBRE VIOLENCIA: ENCUS

Hacia un Mundo libre de violencia

Encuesta global sobre la violencia contra los niños

14 Jul 2016
De conformidad con su mandato, la Representante Especial llevó a cabo una Encuesta Mundial para ayudar a mapear y evaluar los progresos realizados en la Aplicación de las recomendaciones del Estudio de las Naciones Unidas, y establecer las prioridades Futura. El progreso global se basa en el cues...
TOWARDS A WORLD FREE FROM VIOLENCE

Toward a World Free from Violence

Global Survey on Violence Against Children

28 Jul 2016
This Global Survey conducted by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children confirms that recommendations made in the 2006 UN Study on Violence against Children (VAC) are as urgent as they were at the time of the Study’s release and continue to serve as a fund...
SAFEGUARD RGHTS OF GIRLS IN CJS

Safeguarding the Rights of Girls in the Criminal Justice System

Preventing Violence, Stigmatization and Deprivation of Liberty

4 Nov 2015