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    Archive for September, 2012

    Education, Urban Poverty and Violence

    By - 24 Sep 2012


    One of the major challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) today revolves around issues of youth violence. LAC is the only region globally that had an increasing trend in the number of homicides between 1995 and 2010, according to a UNODC Global Study on Homicides. LAC also has the second highest rate of youth violence in the world.  In the LAC region, the dialogue around security and addressing youth violence is ongoing and it is clear that there is no straight forward answer. One of the prominent approaches considered is a multidisciplinary or multisectoral approach, understanding that no one sector (such as education or health) can fix the myriad of factors that can negatively impact youth and expose them to greater risks.

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