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Global Health
October 15, 2014

Report Focuses on Global Patterns of Violence Against Children

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13963

Violence against children is prevalent throughout the world but often goes unrecognized because of social acceptance, shame, or the voicelessness of children. A new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund based on administrative records, surveys, and qualitative studies collected from 190 countries over the last 2 decades ( sheds light on this largely undocumented issue so that efforts can be made to bring an end to such violence.

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