Child Protection

Understanding of child abuse

A new generation of children’s rights activists, spearheaded by a group of women from around the world, is challenging the traditional understanding of child abuse.
The intet is based on the notion that child abuse is not a crime but a human rights violation.

The campaign “Child Abuse: Not A Crime” was launched in December 2013. In 2014, it was endorsed by UNICEF and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who called for action to ensure that all forms of child abuse are prevented and reported to authorities as soon as possible.