Violence against children takes many forms, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and may involve neglect or deprivation. Violence occurs in many settings, including the home, school, community and over the Internet. Similarly, a wide range of perpetrators commit violence against children, such as family members, intimate partners, teachers, neighbours, strangers and other children. Such violence not only inflicts harm, pain and humiliation on children; it also kills.


(MIND) is a Non-Governmental Organization that advocates for children and women rights were tasked with crafting a narrative for the #EndViolenceAgainstChildrenCampaign; a campaign organized by UNICEF aimed at highlighting the impact of violence on children, working with them we delivered on 2 short animated videos that highlighted the impact of emotional and physical violence on children. These content were used to increase awareness and advocate for children rights.

Emotional violence - words can build, words can break

Continuing our Year of Action to End Violence against Children, launched by President Buhari in September, we focus today on emotional violence. One in every 5 boys and one in every 6 girls in Nigeria suffers emotional violence before they turn 18. It can be extreme - ridiculing, mocking, making a child feel inferior, bullying, telling a child he or she is unloved or should not have been born, even telling them they would be better off dead. Violence happens most often where children should be safe – at their own home, in neighbours’ homes, at school or on their way to and from school. Most children never tell anyone what has happened and never get the help they need to recover. Violence against children can irreparably damage their lives and their future. It’s time to take action! #EndViolenceAgainstChildrenNigeria

Posted by UNICEF Nigeria on Wednesday, 30 December 2015
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Our children should be allowed to thrive… Protected against violence. Sadly, in Nigeria, millions of children suffer violence – physical, sexual and emotional. Half of all Nigeria’s children suffer physical violence before the age of 18 years. That includes punching, kicking, whipping, beating with an object, choking, smothering, burning intentionally, or using a gun, knife or other weapon… There is no excuse for violence against children. As we continue our year of action to end violence against children, here is another in our series of films highlighting the harm that violence can cause. Please watch, share and join our efforts to end violence against children. It’s time to take action! #EndViolenceAgainstChildrenNigeria #EndVACNgr

Posted by UNICEF Nigeria on Thursday, 29 October 2015
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