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The Institution: Child Sexual Abuse and Victim Blaming

This presentation by Roger Canaff, a child abuse attorney and consultant based in New York, focuses on child sexual abuse that occurs in institutional settings, including the Catholic church and in sports organizations, such as the Michigan State University case involving USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser.  

The Institution: Child Sexual Abuse and Victim Blaming2019-07-15T12:14:08-06:00

Presentation: Child Abuse and Children with Disabilities

This presentation by Dr. Shabina Ahmed, a fellow of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and founder of the Assam Autism Foundation, focuses on prevention strategies and protective factors for the abuse of disabled children. This presentation was part of the ISPCAN webinar series. You can find a link to the recording here: https://www.ispcan.org/learn/online-resources/.    

Presentation: Child Abuse and Children with Disabilities2019-07-12T10:35:25-06:00

July article: Post-trafficking stressors: The influence of hopes, fears and expectations on the mental health of young trafficking survivors in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

Human trafficking and labor exploitation are prevalent in Southeast Asia and have substantial health consequences for children and adolescents.  This study interviewed more than 500 children and adolescents (10-19 years old) who attended post-trafficking services between 2010-2013 in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam, to examine post-trafficking concerns and hopes for the future with mental health outcomes, [...]

July article: Post-trafficking stressors: The influence of hopes, fears and expectations on the mental health of young trafficking survivors in the Greater Mekong Sub-region2019-07-12T10:07:11-06:00

Trafficking in Persons Report 2019

The annual Trafficking in Persons report from the U.S. Department of State measures nearly 200 nations on their success in fighting human trafficking within their own borders, based on practices established in the latest versions of the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), and the international 2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish [...]

Trafficking in Persons Report 20192019-07-12T09:30:30-06:00

Non-violent Childhoods: Technical Guidance Reports on Ending Corporal Punishment

Following a high-level conference on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment held in November 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden, the Non-Violent Childhoods program has released a set of technical guidance reports promoting the positive and non-violent treatment of children, with guidance and tools on how to achieve it. Click on the links below to download the reports. [...]

Non-violent Childhoods: Technical Guidance Reports on Ending Corporal Punishment2019-07-12T08:30:54-06:00

Ending the Torment: Tackling Bullying from the Schoolyard to Cyberspace

This report from the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children addresses bullying, including cyberbullying, and how it affects a high percentage of children at different stages of their development, often severely undermining their health, emotional well-being and school performance. This report includes empowering children and awareness raising, legislation and [...]

Ending the Torment: Tackling Bullying from the Schoolyard to Cyberspace2019-07-10T14:42:22-06:00

Behind the Numbers: Ending School Violence and Bullying (2019)

This UNESCO report confirms that school violence and bullying are major problems worldwide, presenting the most up-to-date and comprehensive evidence on school violence and bullying, analyzing global and regional prevalence and trends, the nature and impact of the issue, and successful national responses. It brings together quantitative and qualitative data from a range of global [...]

Behind the Numbers: Ending School Violence and Bullying (2019)2019-07-10T14:01:26-06:00

School Violence and Bullying Global Status Report (2017)

Millions of girls and boys suffer school-related violence every year, according to this 2017 report by UNESCO and the Institute of School Violence Prevention at Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Republic of Korea). Thirty-four per cent of students aged 11–13 reported being bullied in the previous month, with eight per cent reporting daily bullying, according to [...]

School Violence and Bullying Global Status Report (2017)2019-07-10T14:02:13-06:00

State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World

As the debate about whether the Internet is safe for children rages, The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World discusses how digital access can be a game changer for children or yet another dividing line. The report represents the first comprehensive look from UNICEF at the different ways digital technology [...]

State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World2019-06-25T13:25:24-06:00