Celebrating Childhood

A Journey to end Violence Against Children

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A book about what ending violence against children takes, means and brings. It’s a celebration of childhood and a manifesto for a world where children can grow with dignity and free from violence. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Study on Violence against children, this book gathers inspiring testimonies of people whose talent and time are bringing us closer to a world of non-violence for all children. It shows that violence is not an inevitable fate and that positive change is happening. By focusing on concrete and diverse examples of how personal commitment can transform the world, we aim to unleash the same potential in many other people, inviting and inspiring them to get engaged, to use their time and talent and actively contribute to achieve zero violence against children by 2030.



Don’t be afraid – breaking the silence of child sexual abuse

One day I heard the story of a young boy who had been sexually abused by his music teacher. Another day, I heard about a teenager who had been suffering at the hands of her grandfather’s perversions for several years. These stories were told to me by some friends who work as therapists helping people who have suffered or are suffering this sort of abuse. And I wanted to know more. And so began the story of the film “Don’t be afraid” (No tengas miedo).


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