Saturday, 23 September 2023 11:55 GMT

WHO calls for preventing violence against children

(MENAFN) The World Health Organization has found 1 billion children around the world to have struggled over last year with neglect or various forms of violence including emotional, physical or sexual.

Worldwide attempts to prevent each and all types of violence committed against children are to be receiving contribution from WHO, as efforts to present solutions and strengthening global dedication take place.

In Stockholm Sweden on February 14-15, The Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit is to be joined by WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

WHO explained "strong evidence shows that the consequences of violence go much beyond death and injury. Because children who are exposed to violence are more likely to smoke, misuse alcohol and drugs, and engage in high-risk sexual behavior, they are also more likely to attempt suicide and endure a range of illnesses later in the life."


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