Violence Against Children (VAC) in Malaysia: Rapid Review on the Prevalence, Drivers, and Evaluated Interventions for VAC, 2016-2021

Catherine Maternowska, Mengyao Lu, Fara Nini Dusaki, Patrick Burton

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Globally, violence against children (VAC) is estimated to affect up to one billion children (WHO, 2020). Violence has been shown to have significant health, psychological and physical consequences. Violence may be perpetrated by adults against children, or by peers – violence perpetrating by a child, or children against another child(ren), all of which impact negatively on the wellbeing and outcomes for children. This report presents the findings of a rapid review, commissioned by UNICEF Malaysia (MCO), to critically assess and curate the current evidence on the incidence of violence against children, and within childhood within the country, along with evidence of what works within the Malaysian context to prevent and respond to violence. It builds on a previous desk review of literature and evidence up to 2016.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUNICEF, Malaysia Country Office
Commissioning bodyUNICEF
Number of pages64
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Violence prevention

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