Child maltreatment constitutes a social problem that affects all societies of the world.
A recent study by the World Health Organisation points out that millions of children
suffer some form of maltreatment and require medical and social attention. It should
be noted that around 53,000 children are murdered every year; the prevalence of
sexual abuse is 73 million (7%) and 150 million (14%) in boys and girls, respectively,
under 18 years of age; and between 25% and 50% of the children inform that they have
been physically abused.
Most observers of the economy now accept that a major shift occurred during the 1970s.
The rapid productivity growth of the postwar years came to an end—for reasons that
are still being debated among economists and historians. Wage growth lagged, and the
economy suffered multiple shocks from energy prices and rapid inflation. The surge of
births in the postwar baby boom meant that the labor force grew rapidly, while women
were entering the labor force in numbers unprecedented in peacetime.
The Experts’ Meeting was held in the Mitsubishi Research Institute and was attended by 81
people (see Appendix I for the list of participants).
Childnet International and the Internet Association, Japan have been co-operating for some
years on issues that affect child safety and participation on the Internet. The two organisations
held a joint meeting at the Second World Congress on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of
Children in Yokohama in December 2001. At that meeting some of the challenges posed by
the new 3G mobile services in Japan were first discussed.
Violence against children is a global human rights and public health issue, with signiﬁ cant negative
health and social impact on children’s development. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
states that all children have the right to be protected against all forms of violence, exploitation and
abuse, including sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
The short- and long-term consequences of
such violence are severe, not only for those who experience the violence, but also for families and
communities, and constitute a critical societal concern.
Child Abuse The Forensic Investigation.Michael Ward, MD Chief Medical Examiner Greenville, South Carolina...Child Abuse.• The physical, sexual, or mental injury, exploitation or negligent treatment of a child under the age of 18 years, by a person