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Children and young people’s voices and recommendations for the post 2015 agenda

Violence against children takes place in every country. It has serious effects on a child’s development. Preventing and responding to violence and exploitation is essential to ensuring children’s rights to survival, development, participation and well-being. Children and young people have shared their views and messages to create a world without violence against children. They emphasise that prevention and response to violence is essential to ensuring children’s rights to protection, survival, development, and participation.

This brief summary report shares key recommendations and messages from girls and boys aged 8-17 years from consultations that were organised and reported on by different child focused agencies between 2012 and 2013. More than 12,000 children and young people from diverse backgrounds have been actively involved in face to face consultations on the post 2015 agenda from across 70 countries covering every region of the world.

Violence against children was prioritised by girls and boys as one of their most significant concerns that must be addressed in the post 2015 agenda. Analysis of the online My World, My Vision consultations by more than 40,000 children also illustrate that child protection is a key priority requiring prevention and response.

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