3. Do you know that according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there are over 138,000 homeless children under the age of 18 in the United States of America? Many of them are unaccompanied as well. 4. As per the National Centre for Homeless Education, in public schools itself, there are over one million homeless children in America who have been forced to share accommodation with
Childhood poverty is a serious issue across the world. For children, poverty is defined as the deprivation of necessary aspects of life such as, nutrition, health, water, education, or shelter. According to Unicef, 47 percent of those living in extreme poverty are 18 years old or younger which means that nearly 385 million children are living in poverty worldwide (based on data from 89 countries).This is a staggering result as this means that children account for almost half of the world’s extreme poor. According to the World Bank Group and Unicef, the youngest children are the worst off. More than one-fifth of children under the age of five in the developing countries face extreme poverty compared to 15% of 15-17 year old that live in poverty.It is appalling that children, as young as five years old are in danger.
There are approximately 321,500 victims of rape or sexual assault each year in the United States who are 12 years or older. Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is an anti-sexual violence organisation which claims that sexual violence is at a higher risk for younger people. As you can see in the image: • 54% of the girls who are sexually assault and raped fall in the age group of 18-34 years. • In comparison to young girls in the age group of 18-34 years, the elderly women who are 65 years and above have 92% less chances to be a victim of rape or sexual assault. Research says that young girls are usually the targets for a sexual assault and rape because of their vulnerability, their active social lives and their sexual attractiveness to older people.
129 million children at the age range of 15-17 in the industry of whom 53 million are employed in dangerous tasks are child workers and all of the workers in that range have been working in dangerous tasks (ILO, 2010). From the journals and articles, most of the authors more concern on the occupational health problems of child labor in those developing countries. If they are injured at such environments, they will usually receive inadequate medical
THE FOCUS OF PREVENTION IN CHILD ABUSE RESEARCH: THE JOURNAL OF CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT IN REVIEW (VOLUME 33:2). INTRODUCTION Child abuse is a global problem, deeply rooted in culture, economic and social practices. According to the World Health Organization (2002), an estimate of about 57 000 children were victims of homicide in the year 2000. With the highest rates of fatal child abuse being found among children aged 0-4 years. The common fatalities were from head injuries, abdominal injuries and intentional suffocation.
Shaken Baby syndrome (SBS) is recognised as the most dangerous and elusive form of child abuse. Moreover, it is the leading cause of death and/or long-term neurological disability in infants younger than two years of age (Bechtel et al, 2011). SBS is caused by shaking and is considered to be completely preventable. Frustrated parents try to end a baby’s inconsolable cries by shaking the infant; while this works it has grave consequences. In this essay, I will firstly be describing what SBS is.
Domestic violence has become more seriously and international problem nowadays. Domestic violence is intentional intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault, threats, force and psychological abuse (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015). Indeed, wife assault has accounted for the largest part in domestic violence. In Australia, there was 85% of women experience assaults in 2012 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015). In US, a one-third of women and a quarter of men have been abused by intimate partner (NCADV 2015).
he idea and message of the documentary ‘Girl Rising’ is very simple and yet very visionary. The aim of this documentary is to highlight the struggle of girls in the developing world by taking real life stories of nine different girls from different parts of the developing nations and reenacting their actual incidents to highlight the aspects of their plight. The aspects include sexual abuse, poverty, child labor, child marriage, bias education system and so on. These girls suffer everyday for education, voice, freedom and human rights in their own countries of India, Haiti, Cambodia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Peru, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. Richard.
It can occur in homes or organizations, School’s or communities etc. According to the World Health Organization (2002), there were an estimated 5700 deaths attributed to homicide among children under 15 years of age in 2000. This can show that children are at a great risk, with the rates for very young children between the ages of 0-4 years more than those of the age group 5-14 years of age. In Ethiopia, 21% of the urban schoolchildren and 64% of the rural schoolchildren reported bruises or swellings on their bodies resulting from parental punishment (World Health Organization, 2002). Child abuse in Ethiopia was at an increase in the form of physical abuse.
During the year 2013, an aggregate of 18 instances of viciousness against child domestic workers were accounted in media; out of which 09 brought about death. In December, 2013 UNICEF distributed Each Child’s Birth Right; Imbalances and patterns in birth enlistment, which takes a gander at the significance of birth enrollment as a privilege, as well as the premise for ensuring a scope of child's different rights. The report uncovered that there were 16 million children less than 05 years old whose births were unregistered in Pakistan. Besides, Pakistan was set third on a list of 10 nations with the most elevated number of unregistered children around