Violence is one of the world’s most prevalent problems. There are a lot of organizations and people around the world who are trying to combat violence.
It’s a worldwide problem, and a lot of efforts and resources are being mobilised to fight it head on.
I think you’ll agree, it’s not cool to physically harm a family member, friend, or a child. Anyone for that matter. It’s distasteful, soulless and just plain disgusting. The most common targets for violence are children, and the most popular organization that is attempting to do something about the situation is UNICEF.
The United Nations Children’s Fund is the world-leading charity organization for endangered children. They are doing everything they can to make sure children around the world who don’t have the best living conditions stay alive and well.
UNICEF recently released a video featuring their goodwill ambassador, David Beckham. The video talks about how violence against children can leave a big mark on them, and all those marks are represented through animated tattoos over his body. The video also features the hashtag #ENDviolence, and the official explanation for the hashtag is as follows:
“The slap of an upset parent, the sexual advance by a neighbour or relative, bullying from other classmates at school. Children are victims of violence every day, everywhere.
Every five minutes a child dies as a result of violence. Millions more children live in fear of physical, emotional and sexual violence.
All children have the potential to be happy, healthy and successful. But witnessing or experiencing violence erodes that potential and affects a child’s health, wellbeing and future. The effects can stay with them for life.
Ending violence against children is everybody’s business.”
According to UNICEF,
- One child is killed by violence every 5 minutes
- About 1 in 10 girls under the age of 20 have suffered sexual violence
- 1 in 3 teenagers between the age of 13 and 15 are regularly bullied
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