Ending violence against children

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WHO and partners have launched seven strategies to prevent violence against children and enhance victim services.

The set of approaches launched in July, called INSPIRE, have all been tested and shown to be effective in different countries.

Each letter of INSPIRE corresponds to a strategy, with I for implementation and enforcement of laws; N for norms and values; S for safe environments; P for parent and caregiver support; I for income and economic strengthening; R for response and support services; and E for Education and life skills.

By bringing these seven approaches together in a package, WHO hopes that countries will adopt these to reduce violence against children.

Over the last year up to one billion children experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence, according to a recent study published in Pediatrics.

Homicide is among the top five causes of death for adolescents. One in four children suffer physical abuse, and nearly one in five girls is sexually abused at least once in their lives.

Rafiuzzaman Sifat

Md. Rafiuzzaman Sifat, a CSE graduate turned into journalist, works at News Hour as a staff reporter. He has many years of experience in featured writing in different Bangladeshi newspapers. He is an active blogger, story writer and social network activist. He published a book named 'Se Amar Gopon' inEkushe boi mela Dhaka 2016. Sifat got a BSc. from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. He also works as an Engineer at Bangla Trac Communications Ltd. As an avid traveler and a gourmet food aficionado, he is active in publishing restaurant reviews and cutting-edge articles about culinary culture.
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