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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

June article: Mental health of children exposed to intimate partner violence (Brazil)

Exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) is an important adverse childhood experience, but there are few longitudinal studies in low and middle-income countries. This study by Pereira Silva et al. evaluated 614 mother-child pairs in a poor urban district in northeastern Brazil to learn about the consequences of exposure to IPV for a child’s mental [...]

June article: Mental health of children exposed to intimate partner violence (Brazil)2019-06-19T07:31:06-06:00

The Risk and Prevention of Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities

This 2018 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides an overview of research and current trends regarding the maltreatment of children with disabilities, including risk factors in different settings, protective factors, and prevention strategies.    

The Risk and Prevention of Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities2019-06-14T18:56:41-06:00