One third of world’s children not protected from violence, survey finds

November 21, 2014 12:58 AM

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As the world marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, one third of children around the world say that adults fail to protect them from violence, according to a report released Thursday.

ChildFund International, a U.S.-based global consortium of nonprofits dedicated to child development, interviewed more than 6,000 children aged 10 to 12 in 44 countries across five continents for a survey titled “Small Voices, Big Dreams.”

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