Violence in childhood is a worldwide problem. Estimates generated by Know Violence
in Childhood suggest that in 2015, at least three out of every four of the world’s children – 1.7 billion – had experienced some form of violence in a previous year. Violence against children happens everywhere, in every country and society and across all social groups. Sadly, with a culture of silence surrounding it.
A report by Know Violence in Childhood uncovers the massive global burden of childhood violence. It documents the scale of violence experienced by millions of the world's children in their everyday lives and relationships, in their homes, schools, and communities. The report presents the latest evidence on the causes and consequences of violence in children and demonstrates how such violence can be prevented.