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The Nexus Between Child Poverty and Violence Against Children

Extreme poverty is one of the most extensive forms of violence in the world. And Child Poverty is perhaps the most brutal and unforgiving form of all poverty. Indeed, poverty is the main underlying cause for millions of preventable child deaths each year. It is also the cause of tens of millions of children going hungry, missing out on school, or being forced into child labor, with little access to shelter and health facilities.

I recall it being a peaceful Thursday evening in the slums of Kibera in 2012. I had just arrived home from school. My mother, a single parent, tasked me to go and …

Peace is a need that we all desire for a sustainable world. Our world has lost millions of people including children through violence. Due to weak mechanisms for r…

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