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Violence against children is widespread

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 19 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:822
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    A United Nations report on violence against children says that each year more than 50 000 children are killed as a result of homicide. Millions are subjected to physical and psychological abuse, discrimination, neglect, maltreatment, and sexual exploitation.

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    A Chinese child chained by his parents to stop him playing video games

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