Low- and middle-income countries often have a high prevalence of violence and a high percentage of the population below the age of 18. As a result, violence poses a disproportionate burden on long-term health and development. Accurate data on which factors are associated with violence are key in tailoring prevention efforts to reduce violence against children and adolescents.
Policy brief: Investment in nationally representative data on violence against children in low- and middle-income countries
This policy brief is based upon a global systematic review and meta-analysis of factors associated with physical, emotional, and sexual violence against children in ow- and middle-income countries.