SRSG on violence against children: Annual report 2011, para. 94
Violence not only has a negative impact on child victims; beyond those directly affected, it also generates fear and insecurity among students, hampering their learning opportunities and overall well-being. This situation raises families' anxiety and concerns, at times fuelling pressure to keep children, particularly girls, away from school and encouraging dropping out of school as a means of preventing further violence and harm.
Non-negotiated soft law
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children