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Protecting Children Affected by Armed Violence in the Community

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This publication addresses the complex phenomena of armed violence (not armed conflict which is different) and presents strategies to protect children in context of armed violence in the community. It makes visible that is fundamental to place children at the center of any policy and measure to address safety and security related issues in a way to build safe, friendly and sustainable communities.

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Direct and indirect impact of armed violence on children

According to the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, on average more than 500,000 people die violently each year, and 44% of violent deaths are committed with firearms. Most armed violence occurs in the context of crime or interpersonal conflict rather than of war: 84% of violent deaths occur in non-conflict countries.

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