Every child is born with an inalienable right to a safe & secure childhood. #foreverychild, every right, everywhere #ENDviolence.
Promoting social change is crucial to reducing the prevalence of violence against children. Let's #ENDviolence against children, everywhere.
Men & boys can influence attitudes & behaviours of their male peers & help change the cyclical patterns of violence #ENDviolence #HeforShe
Young monks & nuns can reach out to the child care and protection office of the Dratshang to seek help for their protection. #ENDviolence
Monastic community members are now more aware of the need to safeguard & promote the rights of child monks & nuns. #ENDviolence
11 of 20 districts in Bhutan have Women & Child Protection Desks with police officers trained to sensitively handle cases involving children
Empowering youth and youth groups can help them become important agents of change for child protection. #ENDviolence #KnowYourRights
Community volunteers trained in identifying child protection issues are key first contact point to guide children & families. #ENDviolence
Children need a protection system that is efficient, effective and sensitive to their needs. #ENDviolence against #children #KnowYourRights
#Children need to know about their rights, responsibilities and legal provisions for their protection. #ENDviolence #KnowYourRights
20% of #children in #Bhutan said they had experienced emotional violence when they were younger than 13 years.
Common forms of #emotionalviolence at home include #children witnessing verbal abuse and physical fights between their parents or step-parents, differentiation between siblings on the basis of academic ability and sex.
Almost 1 in 4 #children in Bhutan feel “unloved”. It is the most prevalent form of #emotionalviolence.
22% of #children in #Bhutan said they had been slapped, punched, kicked, or their ears & their hair pulled. #ENDviolence against children.
8% of #children in #Bhutan who reported #sexualviolence said it occurred at school. #ENDviolence against children
Children are affected by vulgar, sexual language people use around them. Adolescence need not feature verbal sexual harassment #ENDviolence
Children need immense care and protection - at home, schools, institutions and communities. Violence can mark children forever #ENDviolence
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1 in 4 women aged 20-24 years were married before they were 18 years old.
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Up to 68% of girls with disabilities and 38% of boys with disabilities will experience sexual violence before turning 18-years-old
Unless the world tackles inequity today, in 2030
38% of the children leave primary school without learning how to read, write and do simple arithmetic.
1 in 4 of the world's school-aged children live in countries affected by crises.
Compared to the richest children, the poorest children are 1.9 times as likely to die before age 5.
About 40% of Bhutan’s population don't have access to improved sanitation.
#ChildrenwithDisabilities21% of children aged 2 to 9 years in Bhutan have a disability. Disability prevalence is higher among children of illiterate mothers, poor and those living in remote areas.
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