Cambodia publishes its first report on violence against children

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Small children look on from their rural home in Kampong Speu, Cambodia (file photo) © David Longstreath/IRIN

Children in Cambodia who have experienced violence growing up are more likely to engage in risky behaviours as adolescents and adults.

That's one of the main findings of a survey conducted in the South East Asian country in 2013 and sponsored by UNICEF.

For the first time, Cambodia has national estimates that show the magnitude and violence against children.

Over 2,300 boys and girls aged 13 to 24, were asked about their experience of physical, emotional and sexual violence.

The study also found that these children were more likely to become perpetrators themselves.

The data will help authorities in Cambodia to design, implement and evaluate prevention programmes and build child protection systems.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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