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.



Recipe for children’s protection from violence

Growing up free from violence is a child’s right. It is also essential to their full physical, emotional and mental development. Achieving this requires mixing the right amounts of several ingredients. Some of them can be found at home or in the family environment, for example love, respect, and good examples. Some others, such as opportunities for development, also depend on external factors. Based on my experience as a son and as a father, I share with you my recipe for a violence-free childhood.


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