Stolen Childhood - END OF CHILDHOOD

Sunday 4 June 2017

Childhood should be a time to learn, play, grow, develop, and feel safe and protected. However, nearly one in four children around the world are being robbed of their childhoods, simply because of who they are or where they live.



Extreme violence, conflict, forced displacement, child labor and child marriage are just some of the threats to childhood expectancy — the time that a child has to experience childhood — and perpetuate a vicious cycle of poverty.

In our new End of Childhood Report and Index, we examine:

  • Eight life events that signal the end of childhood
  • The harsh realities faced by the most vulnerable, excluded children — including girls, refugees, street children, and children with disabilities

By examining what ends childhood around the world, we can ensure every last child has a complete childhood and reaches their full potential

Download our End of Childhood report in full.