Our network listens to children every day: here is where you can see why children call, their concerns, their fears and their successes, too. Invaluable information for anyone concerned with children’s rights and protection, no matter where you are.
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Voices of Children and Young People has been our most important report for many years now, a yearly updated picture of where in the world children and young people are confronted with violence, abuse and mistreatment. This year’s report highlights the work of 104 child helplines around the globe and presents some heart-rending stories from five young people who found the courage to ring the child helpline.
In 2015, our network of child helplines listened to more than 20 million children worldwide.
Only through collective action and commitment can we ensure a bright future for the next generation of children and young people across the globe.
Between 2003 and 2013, 8.5 million contacts were made with child helplines in the Americas and Caribbean, on issues ranging from mental health to natural disasters.
In the Middle East and North Africa, child helplines are often the first point of access for children suffering violence, international conflict, and health issues.
Although child helplines in Asia Pacific received 41 million contacts between 2003 and 2013, still millions more children and young people in the region do not yet have access to this essential service.
Many helplines in Africa find themselves filling the void where children lack support and protection on issues such as violence and sexual health.
The data collected from child helplines can be a call to action for governments and NGOs to align their programmes with the issues most affecting children and young people worldwide.