09:48 20-09-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
About 120 million girls sexually abused before age of 20: UNICEF

Bishkek (AKIpress) - UN About 120 million girls around the world - slightly more than 1 in 10 - have been raped or sexually assaulted by the age of 20, a UN report says.

The children's agency UNICEF also says 95,000 children and teenagers - most of them in Latin America and the Caribbean - were murdered in 2012 alone. It notes that children around the globe are routinely exposed to violence, including bullying.

The document draws on data from 190 countries. The violence "cuts across boundaries of age, geography, religion, ethnicity and income brackets,'' UNICEFexecutive director Anthony Lake said.

"It occurs in places where children should be safe, their homes, schools and communities. Increasingly, it happens over the internet, and it's perpetrated by family members and teachers, neighbours and strangers and other children.''

The study revealed that about six out of 10 children aged between two and 14 were subjected to physical punishment from their carers on a regular basis.

It noted that while there had been growing recognition in recent years about the impact of violence against children, it largely remained underreported and undocumented.

The report stressed that violence against children in some countries remained socially accepted or tacitly condoned, and quite often victims were too afraid to report the abuse.


Twitterfacebookprint
12:11 05.09.2014
LATEST NEWS
18:03 Students offer mayor Kulmatov to build three-level highway in Bishkek17:53 Ministry of Energy and Industry fails to prepare feasibilty study for creation of technology park in Kyrgyzstan17:47 Som one of most stable currencies among former Soviet Union countries – National Bank17:37 Bishkek mayor's office executes only 10% of planned activities in 2014, Vice PM says17:36 Protocol on cooperation of SCO RATS with competent authorities of Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia signed in Dushanbe17:28 Over 40 tons of shabby banknotes destroyed annually in Kyrgyzstan17:26 Bishkek to host campaign within National Blood Donor Day17:26 Nazarbayev orders to create institute for protection of children's rights17:21 Murder 'comes naturally' to chimpanzees, study finds17:10 Ata Meken faction supports nomination of Melis Turganbayev for Interior Minister17:09 Finance Minister asks government members to be cautious with statements about 10% kickback, PM promises to provide facts of corruption17:07 Over 60 Chinese companies present their products at exhibition in Dushanbe17:04 Two more industrial zones to appear in Almaty region – governor17:02 Local population still discontent about Issyk-Kul Region Development Fund – First Vice PM16:51 Sugar plant to be launched in Almaty16:50 Tajikistan, Chinese company discuss establishment of waste incineration plant16:49 Ar Namys faction to nominate Altynbek Maksutov for Minister of Culture16:48 Naryn residents celebrate Town Day16:38 Issuance of notes of Kyrgyzstan's central bank makes 51.2% for 8 months of 201416:38 Kyrgyzhydromet warns of night frosts to -3°C
Astana
+12° C
Ashgabat
+27° C
Bishkek
+20° C
Dushanbe
+21° C
Tashkent
+23° C
exchange rates
 
69.76
54.18
8.79
1.41
234.13
181.95
29.63
4.73
6.40
5.00
0.81
0.13
3117.21
2359.56
384.37
62.66
3.67
2.85
0.46
0.07

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75