13 July 2023

International classification of violence against children

With the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the global community made a commitment to end all forms of violence against children by 2030. Although this drew much needed attention to the importance of preventing and responding to violence against children, the availability of comparable data remains limited. The scarcity of comprehensive data concerning the issue is undoubtedly amplifying the problem at hand, as it reinforces the misconception that violence is a peripheral phenomenon. In response, UNICEF has developed the International Classification of Violence against Children (ICVAC) with inputs from over 200 experts from national statistical offices, academia, and international organizations. ICVAC includes operational definitions of all forms of violence against children and covers interpersonal and collective violence, both in times of peace and during internal or international armed conflict. The classification will provide countries with a tool to capture and categorize incidents of violence and consequently assess the extent to which their national definitions and data collection efforts comply with internationally-agreed standards. It will also facilitate the production of comparable data across different countries and contribute to obtaining a clearer understanding of the actual extent of violence, enabling more effective strategies and interventions to combat it. Countries will be able to collaborate more efficiently, exchange best practices, and collectively address the multifaceted challenges associated with violence on a global scale.
30 August 2022

Monitoring the situation of children's rights and inequities

Transformative Monitoring for Enhanced Equity (TransMonEE) is a pivotal UNICEF initiative aimed at fostering partnerships with National Statistical Offices to improve the availability, comparability, and disaggregation of statistics on children, thereby contributing to a more accurate understanding of the unique challenges faced by children in…, TransMonEE Database Explorer, Explore our repository of over 900 child rights indicators Dashboard, TransMonEE Dashboard, Visualise and analyse child-related data for 55 countries Map, Country Data Compilation, Tools and resources to collect child protection data, Latest Publications using Data on Children, This section presents the latest publications from National Statistical Offices (NSOs), UNICEF and other organisations on data and statistics on children, women and adolescents in Europe and Central Asia., Upcoming webinars and events, The aim of the TransMonEE initiative is to support stakeholders in the region to make informed decisions on child-related issues by increasing knowledge through data. Explore our upcoming events and meetings by clicking below or subscribe to our newsletter to be notified about future events. Zorica Dimic, 42, a visiting nurse, checks up on…, Breaking barriers: An analytical report on Roma children, A summary of findings from four MICS surveys in Roma settlements in Kosovo (UNSCR 1244), Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. Read More