246 million children are victims of school-related violence

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Children in school in Cambodia. Photo: UNICEF Cambodia/Andy Brown

An estimated 246 million girls and boys worldwide are subject to school-related violence every year, according to latest figures from UN Women and the UN Educational, and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.

The forms of violence children experience range from classroom bullying through to sexual violence and exploitation.

According to UN Women Knowledge Management Specialist, Philippe Lust-Bianchi, school teachers and staff are sometimes among the perpetrators.

Andita Listyarini asked Mr Lust-Bianchi about the threats children face in schools.

Duration: 4’50″

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