The rights and wellbeing of Australia’s most vulnerable children and young people are being impacted by poverty, mental health, homelessness, violence, climate-driven disasters, and for some, lack of access to quality education and health care.
1 in 6 children live below the national poverty line.
1 in 7 children experience mental health issues and 1 in 10 engage in self-harm.
1 in 6 girls and 1 in 9 boys report physical or sexual abuse before the age of 15.
For First Nations children the situation is even worse.
UNICEF Australia works with partners to enhance child rights and wellbeing, address inequality and accelerate impact. This includes targeted programs that support the most vulnerable children and helping Governments to create stronger policies and investments for sustainable long-term impact.
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