The Panama Declaration on Ending Violence Against Children

The causes of violence against children are complex and varied. They include socio-economic causes such as poverty and social exclusion, and many other deeply rooted political, cultural and familial factors. Ending today’s unprecedented violence against children calls for extraordinary and urgent collaboration among religious and spiritual communities, UN agencies, international and multilateral organizations, governments, civil society, the private sector, media — and, most importantly, with children. This declaration is an affirmation by the participants during the forum in fulfilling their pledge in taking part to ending Violence against Children.

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