Resolution To End Violence Against Children

Violence Against Children

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced a bipartisan resolution that calls for a comprehensive and coordinated strategy to end violence against children globally.  

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one billion children worldwide are exposed to physical, sexual and mental violence in their communities, which includes being subjected to abuse, maltreatment, exploitation and more.

Research shows exposure to violence negatively impacts a young person’s cognitive and emotional development. Additionally, the global economic impact of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children can be as high as $7 trillion, or eight percent of the world’s gross domestic product.     MORE

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