Social Protection and Childhood Violence: Expert roundtable

An expert roundtable was convened to examine the state of global knowledge around the potential for social protection to reduce childhood violence on May 12-13th 2016, in Florence, Italy by the UNICEF Office of Research—Innocenti in collaboration with the Know Violence in Childhood Initiative. Approximately 25 experts from research and implementing agencies attended the two-day meeting chaired by Dr Sarah Cook, Director of Innocenti. The meeting was motivated by the fact that household economic strengthening is often promoted as a strategy to reduce childhood violence (defined as physical, emotional and sexual violence experienced by children under the age of 18), but this has been a neglected area in research, and thus few empirical studies examine this intersection.

Published 2019-01-08