Report of the Independent Expert for the United Nations Study on Violence Against Children, A/60/282
This report provides a global picture of violence against children and proposes recommendations to prevent and respond to this issue. It provides information on the incidence of various types of violence against children within the family, schools, alternative care institutions and detention facilities, places where children work and communities. It does not address children in armed conflict, but it considers related issues, such as violence against refugees and other displaced children. The Study is accompanied by a book which provides a more detailed account of the Study.
The Study was prepared through a participatory process which included regional, sub-regional and national consultations, expert thematic meetings and field visits. Many Governments also provided comprehensive responses to a questionnaire transmitted to them by the independent expert in 2004.