This event 'Violence against Children in Times of Crisis' aims to draw attention to the increased risks of violence against children in times of crisis and the most effective ways to respond and advocate for an inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery with children at its centre.
Economic, geopolitical and climate crises, and most recently the global health emergency, are threatening the rights of children to protection from violence. The damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic was – and continues to be – even worse than anticipated. The impact on children is unlikely to end as the pandemic recedes. While it is crucial to identify and respond to the immediately increased risks posed to children in times of crisis, we must urgently explore how we can strengthen systems of protection for children as we begin the process of building forward better, post pandemic.
This Event is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of the Republic of Bulgaria, Jamaica and Luxembourg to the United Nations in New York (Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs), the European Union, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.