World leaders are deciding right now what their global priorities will be when the Millennium Development Goals conclude in 2015.
Those goals do not include keeping children free from violence and exploitation.
We believe this issue cannot be ignored for another generation and have started a global advocacy campaign asking governments to ensure that children are free from violence and exploitation.
- Almost half of all children experience some form of physical violence before they reach the age of 8.
- An estimated 215 million children are involved in child labour of which 115 million are in hazardous work.
- 150 million girls and 73 million boys worldwide are raped or subject to sexual violence each year.
If you believe this has to change, then join our campaign and sign our petition.
New study reveals childrens’ views on violence and exploitation
In a study of the views of children on the issues of violence and exploitation, ChildFund Alliance conducted over 50 focus groups in 41 countries so that their voices can be heard as part of the post-2015 agenda.
The children cited the top three things they want world leaders to do - raise awareness of the issues, enact laws and punish offenders – as well as give examples of the worst forms of violence and exploitation.