➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
International: Child abuse and neglect in the islands
Marianas Variety (Northern Mariana Islands) – July 31, 2017
According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discrimination against women substantially influence the levels of child physical abuse and child neglect. Specifically, greater levels of discrimination against women, greater gender inequity and greater gender gaps are associated with higher rates of child physical abuse and child neglect. Experts say efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect might benefit from reducing gender inequity.