COVID-19 response measures and violence against children
AbstractIn 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.
Publication date: 2020
Journal: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Peer reviewed: NO