Friday, April 24, 2015

Let's stop this reality !!

 According to data from 106 countries, more than 20% of adolescents aged 13 to 15 stated they have
experienced bullying at least once in the past couple of months.
• 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach the age of 18.
• 1 million children are coerced, kidnapped, sold and deceived into child prostitution or child
pornography each year.
• It is estimated that up to 10 million children are victims of child sexual exploitation. 43% of victims are trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation, which is an illegal activity estimated to be
worth between US$7 and US$19 billion a year.
• 320,000 young people between the age of 15 and 29 die from alcohol-related causes, resulting in 9% of all deaths in that age group.
• 100 million children live or work in the streets facing daily discrimination, violence and exploitation.
• Around 120 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labor.
• Only 46 States have introduced a comprehensive ban on corporal punishment.
• An estimated 13.5 million children – most of them girls – will be married before they turn 18. About 4.4 million of them will be married before they turn 15.
• In 2012, almost 1 billion children between 2 and 14 were subjected to physical punishment.
• About 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM.
• It is estimated that at least 1 million children are deprived of their liberty worldwide.
• As many as 150 million girls and 73 million boys worldwide are raped or subject to sexual violence
each year, usually by someone in their family circle.
• Children with disabilities are 3-4 times more likely to be victims of violence.
• An estimated 250,000 children are being recruited and used by diverse armed forces/groups.
• In, 2012 the International Association of Internet Hotlines received 37,404 reports of child abuse
material, 76% involving prepubescent children and 9% involving very young children.
• Between 80 and 100 million girls are ‘missing’ from the world’s population – victims of gender-based infanticide, feticide, malnutrition and neglect.
• 1 in 4 of the world’s children show stunted growth. In developing countries this figure can be as high as 1 in 3

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