Children living in families facing immense external pressure and a lack of support are more likely to suffer abuse or neglect, and it is much less likely to be reported.
Every day, children are trafficked by criminals who prey on impoverished families, enticing them with empty promises of lucrative work or educational opportunities for their children.
Millions of children are living in orphanages without the love of a family. Over 80% of them have biological relatives who would love to care for them if they had the means to do so.
Abuse, trafficking and institutionalization cause trauma to a child and are interconnected.
Bottom line: If we want to protect children, we have to tackle all three issues.