|Author||Save the Children|
|Title of Resource||Violence Unwrapped: The social and economic burden of violence against children in South Africa|
|Topic||Violence against children|
|Organisation||Save the Children|
Violence against children exists in every country in the world, cutting across culture, class, education, income and ethnic origin. South Africa is no exception. Violence against children can have lifelong adverse health, social and economic consequences for survivors, including behavioural problems and risky sexual behaviours; mental and physical health conditions; increased risk of delinquency, criminal and violent behaviours; disability from physical injury; reduced health-related quality of life; lower levels of educational achievement and impaired capacity of adults to generate income. Information on the cost of violence against children in South Africa will be crucial to further develop the child protection system in terms of the design, the enforcement and the effective allocation of budget for the operation of the system. Thus additional evidence and information on the economic burden of violence against children in South Africa and its budget implications are needed for planning, coordination and investing in violence prevention.
|Link to Resource||https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/library/violence-unwrapped-social-and-economic-burden-violence-against-children-south-africa|