Year Published: 2020

Source: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

Suggested Citation: Global status report on preventing violence against children. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2020. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.


The Sustainable Development Goals contain a bold, ambitious and clear call to eliminate violence against children, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child includes a right to freedom from violence. This report is about the extent to which governments around the world are taking evidence-based actions to achieve these targets, and it provides a baseline against which governments can monitor their progress over the course of the next decade.