A UNICEF report released in November 2017 uses the latest data to show that children experience violence across all stages of childhood and in all settings:

  • Three quarters of the world’s 2- to 4-year-old children – around 300 million – experience psychological aggression and/or physical punishment by their caregivers at home.
  • Worldwide, around 15 million adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 have experienced forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts in their lifetime.
  • Globally, every 7 minutes an adolescent is killed by an act of violence.

The report includes specific national actions and strategies that UNICEF has embraced to prevent and respond to violence against children. Get the report here.