The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence is a global observance that promotes non-violence through education and public awareness. It is annually held on October 2 to coincide with renowned Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.
Addressing violence against children has often been highlighted as a priority all over Eastern and Southern Africa. The experience of violence has a detrimental impact on children's physical and mental health, their education and wellbeing. The consequences of violence are far reaching, impacting on the behavior of a child throughout his/her life course.
This Video blog by a young boy living in Uganda shows some of the traumatic effects violence has on children.