WHO: billion children experience violence

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GENEVA – up To a billion children in the world experience according to the world health organization (WHO) physical, mental or sexual violence or are neglected. Thus, half of all two – to zeventienjarigen, reported the organization Friday.

During a conference in Stockholm next week to search thirty ministers for solutions to the global problem.

A fifth of the children are experiencing in his life physical violence, according to the WHO. A third is being emotionally abused and sexual violence affects 18 percent of the boys and girls.

Children who have experienced violence, later often more smoking and drinking than children who have not experienced it. They also have a greater chance of diseases such as anxiety disorders, depression, cancer and hiv infection.

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