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.



Migrant and refugee children in Europe: Violence and detention must stop

Conflict, violence and other human rights violations are among the root causes that push migrant and refugee children to leave their countries of origin. Unfortunately, violence does not stop on leaving these countries. Many children continue to experience violence at different stages of their trip to a safe destination. It occurs at the hands of smugglers, in transit countries, during sea crossings and at land borders. In 2015 alone, roughly one third of those who crossed the Mediterranean were children and many of them lost their lives at sea.


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