Save the Children Report: Stolen Childhoods

1 JUNE 2017 | NEW YORK, NY

For at least 700 million children worldwide – and perhaps hundreds of millions more – childhood has ended too soon. The major reasons included poor health, conflict, extreme violence, child marriage, early pregnancy, malnutrition, exclusion from education and child labour. When taken together, these factors have created a global childhood crisis of massive proportions. For nearly a century, Save the Children has been fighting to save children from poverty and discrimination. This new report – the first in an annual series – takes a hard look at the events that rob children of their childhoods. These “childhood enders” represent an assault on the future of children.