UN study highlights positive practices from the business sector to prevent violence against children in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: UNICEF and the Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, Published on: 12 June 2018

“Investing in the prevention of violence against children is good business: UN”, 8 of June 2018

UNICEF and the Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children launched their joint study: 'The Private Sector and the Prevention of Violence against Children in Latin America and the Caribbean’…The study points out the alarming context of violence against children and adolescents in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, where:…Every day, 67 adolescents are victims of homicide…2 out of 3 children suffer from some type of violent discipline in their home…1 in 10 adults believe physical and humiliating punishment is necessary to educate a child.  The study presents positive regional private sector practices to eliminate all forms of violence against children, and provides arguments to support increased business investment in private sector violence against children prevention strategies…In accordance with the Children Rights and Business Principles, developed in 2012, private sector companies have the responsibility to be positive agents of change for children and to take action to respect and promote the rights of children in their operations…

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