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Violence against children in Latin America and the Caribbean: What do available data reveal about prevalence and perpetrators?


Past-year physical and emotional violence by caregivers and students is widespread in LAC across all ages in childhood, as is IPV against girls aged 15 – 19 years. Data collection must be expanded in LAC to monitor progress towards the sustainable development goals, develop effective prevention and response strategies, and shed light on violence relating to organized crime/gangs.


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Publication date: 2019

Author(s): Karen Devries, Katherine G. Merrill, Louise Knight, Sarah Bott, Alessandra Guedes, Betzabe Butron-Riveros

Journal: Rev Panam Salud Public

Volume: 43

Page(S): 1-10

Language: English

Peer reviewed: YES

Related Innocenti Project(s):

Violence affecting children


Latin america