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WWSF - 19 Days of Activism for Prevension of Child Abuse

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Independent Expert responsible for the UN SG’s Study on Violence against Children
Prof. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro
" The World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse reminds us of the importance of acting now to respond to children’s plight. Preventing violence is the most effective way to protect children - a radical change is needed to ensure that this priority is fully recognized and translated into action. The different strengths of all those who work for and with children must be combined in order to ensure the sea change we all aim to promote.[2006] "
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19 Days of Activism for Prevention: 1-19 November


In 2011, the World Day was extended into the annual campaign "19 Days of Activism for prevention of abuse and violence against children and youth 1-19 november". To know more about the 2012 Call to Action campaign, please visit our new website

Global campaign for prevention of abuse and violence against children and youth

19 Days of Activism for Prevention of violence and abuse against children

Why 19 Days of activism

After 10 years of campaigning to annually mark the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse – 19 November and building an international coalition of actors and partners, the time has come to expand our outreach by launching the WWSF 19 Days of activism global campaign 1-19 November.

What is the 19-Day campaign

A multi-issue coalition of diverse organizations and partners, including young people, involved in the fight against one or more of the 19 abuse issues listed in the Prevention Kit, working for a social transformation, mobilizing agents for change and informed prevention actors to help create public awareness and support at the national, regional and/or international level.

Aims of the 19-Day campaign

By focusing during 19 days on the prevention of diverse types of abuse and violence against children and youth, the campaign aims to continue to bring to light the alarming problem, its multifaceted aspects, and the need to generate sufficient grass-roots interest and government and public support for better prevention measures.