Status offences criminalise actions for only certain groups of people, most commonly because of their religion, sexuality or age. This new CRIN report examines how these offences affect children and the new forms they are taking.
Des enfants ont été délibérément pris pour cible au cours de la dernière flambée de violences en République centrafricaine qui a causé la mort de plus de trente personnes et fait plus de cent blessés samedi dernier à Bangui.
Although there is little data on the impact of gang violence on child marriage, anecdotal evidence shows girls are getting married and coupled with gang members, which they see as a form of protection from gang violence and intimation from other gangs.
Statistics show that failure to prevent violence against children is resulting in serious economic costs to countries, UNICEF warned at the launch of its ‘End Violence against Children’ campaign in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.