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.
These are all injuries that may have occurred to you or somebody you know, leaving you in pain for a couple of days or even a couple of weeks. Children soldiers are left with battle scars bringing them pain every day of their life. Although the children are harming others under the command of their leader, they are also harming themselves. The article Child Soldiers—Victims or Perpetrators brought me to the conclusion of just how many children are injured in battle. “In the last ten years over two million children have been killed, over one million orphaned, over six million have been left seriously injured or permanently disabled and over 10 million have been diagnosed with psychological trauma(Author)”.
The prevalence of child abuse is outlandish. So many children around the world are physically, sexually, emotionally, and mentally abused while in care for their parents. In detail, research shows “Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually” (The National Children Alliance). Furthermore, “in 2008 there were roughly 22.9% fatalities” (Barnett, Perrin & Perrin, 2011, pg.147). For this reason, more attention must be brought to the public regarding this matter.
Corporal punishment can also cause detrimental damage to the integrity of the family. A 2004 study revealed the alarming reality of corporal punishment in South Africa. The study involved children aged 6 to 18 and revealed that corporal punishment is prevalent in all sections of South African society. Children of all ages and from various cultural and financial backgrounds are regularly subjected to corporal punishment. Childline South Africa recently revealed that they receive approximately 4500 reports of child abuse annually, most of which are reportedly a result of intended behavior
It is estimated that 150 million girls and 73 million boys worldwide are raped or subjected to other forms of sexual violence each year(2), 100-140 million girls and women have undergone some form of female genital mutilation (3). Similarly, around the world, 115 million children are involved in the worst form of child labor (4), 16.6 million children have lost one or both parents due to HIV/AIDS and have important care needs: 90% of those children live in Sub-Saharan Africa (5).Tragically, ¾ of children experience a violent discipline at home (6). More than 5.5 million children are categorized as orphans or vulnerable
3.8 MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM Childhood pneumonia is the single most leading cause of death among under-five children. According to 2000 WHO report around 156 million new episodes of childhood pneumonia occurred globally, in that 95% of them in developing countries, out of the above-mentioned cases 8.7% of pneumonia are life threatening and required hospital admissions (Rudan,2008). The incidence was estimated at 0.29 episodes per child-year in developing and 0.05 episodes per child year in developed countries (Rudan et al.2013). In the year 2010 the incidence was 0.22 episodes per child-year though it is reduced from the year 2000, it remains an important public health problem (CHERG, 2013). Africa and Southeast Asia are responsible for 70% of the worldwide deaths due to pneumonia (Singh 2005).
BUSINESS ETHICS ASSIGNMENT INTRODUCTION Child labor by numbers. 211 million children worldwide are child laborers. 73 million working children are less than 10 years old. 126 million are estimated to work in the worst forms of child labor one in every 12 of the world's five to 17 year’s olds. 8.4 million Children are trapped in slavery, trafficking, debt bondage and other forms of forced labor, forced recruitment for armed conflict, prostitution, pornography and other illicit activities.
In conflicts throughout the world “two million child soldiers have been killed, over one million orphaned, over six million have been left seriously injured or permanently disabled and over 10 million have been diagnosed with psychological trauma” over just the past ten years (Invisible Children). Universally, child soldiers are generally frowned upon for use in combat for being inhumane and barbarous. Especially in third world countries, child soldiers are used for conflicts extensively. They are known for committing some of the most brutal acts in wartime in countries like Sierra Leone, Sudan, Afghanistan, etc. Despite the fact that some people believe child soldiers are replicas of child criminals, child soldiers should be given amnesty because they aren 't morally responsible for their actions, they are forced into fighting, and the goal should be to rehabilitate the child soldiers and not to punish.
INTRODUCTION Baby dumping means that the acts of throw away the babies at any places without take care the baby, based on statistics this case increases to 135 from 2008 to 2009, mostly involved are teenagers. An average of 100 babies are dumped nationwide in Malaysia every year more than half of them were found dead according to the police statistics. Baby dumping is social crisis and has chronic increase as many cases are occurring in Malaysian society and based on the current issue, it is clear that rampant sexual behavior in the community, especially among teenagers. About the case of a dead, abandoned baby in the news but even more shocked when the case kept on coming. To highlight what he called “a manifestations of social illness
It has become a serious social problem in our country because the number of baby dumping cases in our country keeps increasing year by year. Baby dumping happen when a teenager has unprotected sex before marriage without any planning, unreported rape cases, sex before marriage and also prostitution. Cause of baby dumping is when the teenager cannot make correct decisions either take care of baby or throw away because their family