Child Abuse Research in ASIA The abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation of children is alarmingly widespread, and the impact of these experiences on children are immediate, long lasting, and often devastating. UNICEF’s ground-breaking research report released in late 2012, Child Maltreatment: Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences in the East Asia and Pacific Region, confirmed these trends. The report presented the findings of an innovative systematic review of 364 studies published between 2000-2010 on the prevalence, incidence and consequences of child maltreatment in the region.

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