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AUTHOR(S)

Thi Thanh Huong Vu
UNICEF -
LANGUAGE:
English
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ABSTRACT

This paper explores children’s accounts of violence at home in Viet Nam, and the ways in which factors at the individual, family, community and society levels affect their experiences of violence. The paper analyses cross-sectional survey data and qualitative data gathered from Young Lives; it explores what children know about violence, how they experience it, what they think drives violence at home, what they perceive the consequences to be, and finally, the support they find effective in addressing violence. High proportions of children experience violence (mostly physical punishment and emotional abuse). The paper contributes to knowledge about the nature and experience of violence affecting children in resource-poor settings, and concludes with some suggestions for policy, programming and practice.

SERIESInnocenti Working Papers
SERIES No. IWP_2016_26
DATE OF PUBLICATION2016
PAGES44