For the purposes of this indicator, 'abused children' refers to victims of violence, corporal punishment and / or sexual violence


A lack of an independent body may deter children from filing a complaint, particularly if they are complaining against abuses committed by teachers or other school workers

Human Rights Standards: 

Articles 4, 19 (2) & 28 (2), Convention on the Rights of the Child; Articles 2 (3) & 7, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; Article 11 (5), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; Article 12 (1) (c) & (d), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa; Article 16, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; Article 17 (1) (b), (Revised) European social Charter

Policy Processes and Governance: 
Types of Indicator: