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Let's not pass up this chance to protect children
Across the world, millions of children are unsafe in their communities. Shockingly, a child dies from violence every five minutes. The situation can often be particularly bad with girls, for whom inequality can begin at birth. The commemoration of International Women's Day this week has shone a spotlight on the very real issues that girls and women face, both in Scotland and around the world. The charity Unicef is working to improve education for girls, to end child marriage and to stop gender-based violence.
The adoption of the United Nations' sustainable development goals this year is a historic opportunity for the world to come together to tackle violence against children. The specific target on ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children gives governments and civil society the chance to work together to make sure that no child lives in danger and that children worldwide are free from fear and protected from violence.
Deputy executive director, Unicef UK
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