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Violence against children and adolescents in the time of COVID-19

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Violence against children and adolescents in the time of COVID-19

Corporate author: NU. CEPAL-UNICEF-NU. Representante Especial del Secretario General sobre la Violencia contra los Niños Physical Description: 15 p. Editorial: CEPAL, UNICEF Date: December 2020

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This document examines the exacerbation of risks and the erosion of protection factors relating to physical, psychological and sexual violence in the home experienced by adolescents and children, especially girls, within the context of COVID-19 in the region. It also provides recommendations on the integration of concrete actions into the response mechanisms developed by Latin American and Caribbean States to address the COVID-19 crisis.