Facts & Stats

  • Violence against children costs the world up to US$7 trillion. (Source: ODI/ChildFund Alliance)
  • More than one billion children are exposed to violence each year. (Source: CDC)
  • Every five minutes, a child dies as a result of violence. (Source: UNICEF UK)
  • 168 million children are engaged in child labor. (Source: ILO)
  • Corporal punishment in schools is still allowed in 69 countries. (Source: Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children)
  • 15 million girls under the age of 18 are married every year. (Source: Girls Not Brides)
  • Close to one quarter of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 have experienced physical violence. (Source: UNICEF)