Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020

Published on Saturday, July 18, 2020
Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020
  • The Global status report on preventing violence against children 2020 has been jointly published by UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children. 
  • The reports highlight the progress of different countries across the world towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at ending violence against the children. 
  • The report has presented the data on the basis inputs from more than 1000 decision-makers in 155 countries across the world. 
  • This survey was conducted between mid-2018 to mid-2019. These decision-makers of the countries assessed their violence prevention status against the approaches set out in INSPIRE; the 7 strategies for ending violence against children.
  • Thus, the report highlights the performance and progress of the countries in the prevention of violence against children according to the strategies and terms that are defined in INSPIRE.

What is INSPIRE?

  • It is a set of evidence-based strategies for countries to eliminate violence against children. It was launched in 2016. Every letter in Acronym INSPIRE represents a strategy as mentioned below-
  • I- implementation and enforcement of laws
  • N- Norms and values
  • S- Safe environments
  • P- Parent and caregiver support
  • I- Income and economic strengthening
  • R- Response and support services
  • E-Education and life skills

Key Findings

  • According to the Global Status Report on Preventing Violence against Children 2020, globally, one out of two children aged 2–17 years have to face some form of violence every year.
  • Approximately 300 million children experience violent discipline by their care providers.
  • One-third of students aged between 11–15 years have been bullied by their peers in the past month worldwide. 1 out of 4 children aged under 5 years living with a mother who is a victim of partner violence.
  • According to the report, as an estimate 120 million girls have suffered any form of forced sexual contact before the age of 20 years.
  • Approximately, 40,150 children across the world were victims of homicide in the year 2017. The global homicide rate for 0–17-year-olds was 1.7 per 100 000 population, and the rate for boys of 2.4 per 100 000 was over twice that in girls (1.1 per 100 000 population).
  • As per the report findings, 89% of countries have distributed responsibilities to multiple sectors for addressing violence against children, with education, justice, health, etc.
  • Also, 80% of countries have at least one national action plan to prevent violence against children. But only one-fifth of these countries reported that their national action plans were fully funded.
  • Around 56% of the countries provide support for implementing the evidence-based INSPIRE strategies.
  • 88% of countries globally supported implementation and enforcement of laws; 78% of counties in the European Region support for the parent and caregiver support strategy.

The report also provided various recommendations to ensure the prevention of violence against children. They are-

National-level

  • Promote good governance and coordination
  • Prioritize data collection and national action plans
  • Strengthen legislative frameworks

Global-level

  • Ensure the complete and proper use of international support mechanisms by countries
  • Increase funding for evidence-based prevention
  • Strengthen implementation research

Question

Global Status Report on Preventing Violence against Children 2020 has been jointly published by WHO, UNICEF, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children and _______.
  1. UNESCO
  2. Save the Children
  3. Child Rights and You
  4. The Children’s Society
  5. Children International
Answer- (1)

Explanation
- Global Status Report on Preventing Violence against Children 2020 has been jointly published by WHO, UNICEF, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children and UNESCO. The report collected data from 1000 decision-makers in 155 countries across the world over their efforts to prevent violence against children.

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