Violence Against Children

Sexual and reproductive health and rights and violence against children are interconnected issues that can have significant impacts on the well-being and development of children.

Violence against children, including sexual violence, can have serious and long-lasting effects on their physical and emotional health, as well as their ability to lead healthy and productive lives. It can also have negative impacts on their sexual and reproductive health and rights, including an increased risk of unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and mental health problems.

On the other hand, a lack of access to sexual and reproductive health information, education, and services can also increase the risk of violence against children, as it can leave them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

It is important for governments, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to address both issues together in order to promote the health, well-being, and rights of children. This can include efforts to prevent violence against children, as well as providing access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information, education, and services.