Children from marginalized, excluded, and particularly vulnerable groups are at the highest risk of being affected by violence, particularly young children from poor and indigenous communities. Violence against children is a silent emergency that must end. Despite years of commitment towards ensuring the fundamental rights of children through programs and schemes, violation of child rights remains widespread. Violence against children and young women is related to the established norms by society and the lack of protective systems.
Gender-based violence includes Child Early Forced Marriage, Child Trafficking, Child Labour, sexual violence and protection in emergencies.