It takes place mostly in the shadows, but sexual violence against children is happening everywhere, regardless of a country's economic status or its citizens' quality of life. It is a universal threat - no boy or girl is immune - and one that is enabled by vastly improved communications connectivity and mobility. Yet this especially pernicious form of abuse is rarely discussed, even though it has lingering and sometimes devastating socio-economic consequences, reveals a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit- casting a spotlight on how 40 countries are addressing sexual violence against children.
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