SRSG on violence against children: Annual report 2015, para. 118
According to UNICEF, one in three adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 worldwide have been the victims of emotional, physical or sexual violence committed by their husbands or partners at some point in their lives. Taking place behind closed doors, incidents of violence are often associated with a culture of silence that inhibits girls from speaking out, from seeking help, accessing justice and bringing perpetrators to justice.
Non-negotiated soft law
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children