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1 UNICEF and Violence Prevention Initiatives in the LAC Region

2 UNICEFType your title in this FOOTER area and in CAPS Overview LAC is one of the most violent regions in the world LAC has the highest rate of homicide between people of years old In the Caribbean boys are six times more likely that girls to be victims of armed violence (murder) The most dangerous places, should be the safest of places – homes, schools Children are far more the victims than the perpetrators of armed violence: up to 13% of homicide by firearms are homicide of children Individuals under the age of 18 represent only around 1% of all perpetrators of armed crimes 220 children die every day from abuse at home

3 UNICEFType your title in this FOOTER area and in CAPS UNICEFs framework for action

4 UNICEFType your title in this FOOTER area and in CAPS UNICEF supported activities Capacity Building: Development of conflict resolution skills, reporting, parenting education, Childrens Rights and rights perspective Lifeskills for children and adolescents: Brazil, Costa Rica Awareness, Open Discussion: MTV Latin America alliance Support to Positive Adolescent Development Projects: Guatemala, Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica National plans of action for children, national policies for adolescents: Ecuador, Brazil and Honduras Juvenile Justice: Promotion of the UN Guidelines on Justice, Fight trends of reducing the age of criminal responsibility and the increase of penalties, Visits and monitoring Interventions at Local and Community level for the realization of Childs Rights (local and community protection systems) Child Friendly Municipalities Initiatives, Communitarian Models of Violence Prevention

5 UNICEFType your title in this FOOTER area and in CAPS Recommendations UNICEFs strategy to reduce and prevent violence against children and adolescent and promote a culture of peace is to advocate for; Investing early in children (IECD) -Data generation activities on children, adolescents and young people and violence; -Interventions in favor of a culture of peace; continue investing through adolescence, focusing on opportunities for them to develop positively preventing and responding to abuse, exploitation and violence (most perpetrators have been abused), providing rehabilitation and reinsertion services of children in conflict with the law, for the realization of Childrens rights Promoting real opportunities for positive adolescent participation as a means of fulfilling their rights, and as a means of encouraging their commitment to and their own belief in their role as citizens Signing the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development


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