Violence against children is a global problem, but one that often stays hidden by children who do not speak of in fear of the repercussions it might have on themselves or their families and friends.
Violence against children is defined as any form of violence, whether physical, mental and sexual, abandonment or negligence, ill-treatment or exploitation that puts their lives in danger or negatively impacts their lives, physical or psychological health dignity, or development.
Abigail, aged 16, has spoken out against violence against children at the Human Rights Council’s Annual Day of the Rights of the Child (ROC) in Geneva, which this year focused on sexual violence against children.
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