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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 (http://uni.cf/1Cut8CO) sheds light on this largely undocumented issue so that efforts can be made to bring an end to such violence.
Friedrich MJ. Report Focuses on Global Patterns of Violence Against Children. JAMA. 2014;312(15):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13963