Violence Against Children in Humanitarian Settings: A Literature Review of Population-based Approaches
Social Science and Medicine February 2016, 12 pages
Children in humanitarian settings are thought to experience increased exposure to violence, which can impair their physical, emotional, and social development. Violence against children has important economic and social consequences for nations as a whole. The purpose of this review is to examine population-based approaches measuring violence against children in humanitarian settings. The authors reviewed prevalence studies of violence against children in humanitarian contexts appearing in peer reviewed journals within the past twenty years.