Violence against children is widespread and has a devastating impact - threatening children's survival, development and participation in society
Protecting children and young people from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence is central to everything we do.
Many children experience abuse every day from people they know and trust and it threatens their survival, development and participation in society.
- girls and boys sexual violence
- children are victims of trafficking.
We do more than introduce short-term fixes for these problems. We raise awareness of children’s right to protection and work closely with families and communities. We also deliver targeted programmes to address specific protection issues - such as child trafficking, corporal punishment in schools, female genital cutting and child marriage. At local, national and international level we work to influence policies and make sure there is an adequate legal framework to protect children.