"Where fundamental human rights are violated, we as a society need to stand up particularly when the rights violation affects the most vulnerable members of our society." CI's Stefanie Röhrs writes about how violence against children is undermining the realisation of their human rights.
Keyword results: child abuse
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child defines physical violence against children as including all corporal punishment and all other forms of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment as well as physical bullying and hazing by adults or other children. In extreme cases, this form of violence can result in a child's death.
Year Published: 2013
Authors: Shanaaz Mathews, Naeemah Abrahams, Rachel Jewkes, Lorna J Martin and Carl Lombard
Publisher: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Suggested Citation: Mathews S, Abrahams N, Jewkes R, Martin LJ & Lombard C (2013) The Epidemiology of Child Homicides in South Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 91: 562-568.