Global Facts on Violence

GLOBAL FACTS ON CHILDREN VIOLENCE


Child Mortality, poverty and hunger.
  • Nearly 11 million children die each year before their fifth birthday, about 30,000 children a day-mostly from preventable causes. Four million of them die in their first month of life.
  • More than 30% of children in developing countries- about 600 million –live on less than US $1 a day. Even in the world’s richest countries one in every six children lives below the national poverty line.
  • About 150 million children under five-one in four are malnourished.
HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst affected region- about 10 million young people and 2 million children under 15 are living with HIV/AIDS
  • 14 million children currently under 15 have lost one or both parent to HIV/AIDS.
  • Malaria kills nearly 3,000 children under five every day in sub-Saharan Africa.
Education and Gender Equality.
  • 121 million primary school age children are not in school, 65 million of them girls.
  • 70 countries have primary school attendance and enrolment rates for girls less than 85%.
  • 76% of girls complete primary school compared to 85% of boys.
  • Gender inequalities in primary school are greatest in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the middle East and North Africa.
  • Two third of the world 862 million illiterate adults are women.
  • Every year of schooling increase individual wages for both women and man by a worldwide average of about 10%.
Maternal Health.
  • Each year, more than 500,000 women die due to complications related to pregnancy and child birth.
  • A women living in sub-Saharan Africa has a 1 in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth. This compares with a 1in 4,000 risk foe women from industrialized countries.
  • Out of 1000 women aged 15-49:30 do not have antenatal care 42 do not have a skilled attendant at delivery.
Child Abuse and Exploitation.
  • Some 50 million births go unregistered every year-about 40% of all estimated worldwide.
  • An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year.
  • Child marriage deprives girls of education and threatens their health and lives.
  • Some 2 million children (mainly girls but also a significant number of boys) are exploited every year in the multibillion-dollar sex industry, specifically prostitution and pornography.

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