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UN AGENCIES MAKE JOINT CALL TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT

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On the event of the international day for the elimination of sexual violence in conflict, a new global status report calls for more government action to #EndViolence against children.

The report was by WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, UN Special Representative of The Secretary-General on Violence Against Children; and End Violence Partnership & Fund

The Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020 is the first of its kind, charting progress in 155 countries against the “INSPIRE” framework, a set of seven strategies for #EndViolence and responding to violence against children.

According to the report, 120 million girls and young women under 20 years of age have suffered some form of forced sexual contact.

It also revealed that yearly half of the world’s children, which is about 1 billion are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, suffering injuries, disabilities and death because countries have failed to follow established strategies to end violence against children.