“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

A Life Free from Violence

A life free from violence is a basic human right for every child, woman and man. All children, regardless of gender, race, religion or disability, deserve to grow up in a safe, loving, peaceful, and nurturing environment. Children who live free from physical, mental and emotional abuse can grow, learn, develop and achieve their full potential. This is the foundation of stable and progressive societies.

The Problem

Violence against children and youth take many forms: abuse and neglect, corporal punishment, bullying, cyber-bullying, sexual abuse, trafficking, child labour, gang violence, armed violence and child marriage. Violence robs a child of their dignity; and can also leave children, their families and society with invisible scars that last lifetimes.

On average, 160 child abuse cases were recorded each month by the Social Welfare Department in 2022, while the Royal Malaysia Police recorded 224 child sexual abuse cases each month during the same period.

Did You Know?

Change starts with YOUth

Young people are amongst the bravest in any society. Around the world, young women and men, just like you, are speaking out and taking action on issues of violence against children in their communities. You too can help shine a light on violence – speak up on violence no matter where it occurs; challenge social norms that harm children; and help to promote positive behaviours towards children.

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