Violence against children is a worldwide problem

More than half

of all children face violence worldwide.

732 million

children are not legally protected from corporal punishment at school.

7 in 10

children aged 2-4 years are regularly subjected to violent discipline in their home.

1 in 4 caregivers

admit to believing in physical punishment as a form of discipline.

Be part of the change

When you sponsor a child, you help us make their communities safer and healthier


World Vision works to strengthen families and caregivers to

protect children and combat violence.


We partner with communities and faith leaders to

address the root causes of violence,

including harmful social norms and attitudes.


Within three years in the Western Equatoria state in South Sudan,

we reduced violence against children by 80 percent.


In 2017, we trained

221,856 parents and caregivers

on how to protect their children.


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