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COVID-19 response measures and violence against children


In the early stages of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, children were described as invisible carriers who posed a risk of infection to others. Here we outline how responses to COVID-19 may increase children’s exposure to violence and neglect. We also highlight ongoing efforts to address violence against children and argue for continued action and research on violence prevention within the COVID-19 response.


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Publication date: 2020

Journal: Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Language: English

Peer reviewed: NO

Related Innocenti Project(s):

Violence against children and women