Violence against children includes all its forms against people under 18 years

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    Kolkata: Violence against children includes all its forms against people under 18 years old, whether perpetrated by parents or other caregivers, peers, romantic partners, or strangers.

    Globally, it is estimated that up to 1 billion children aged 2–17 years, have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the past year.

    Most violence against children involves at least one of six main types of interpersonal violence that tend to occur at different stages in a child’s development.