Child Protection and Corporate Zakat
Issues of child abuse, neglect, malnutrition and exploitation are the focus of renewed attention amongst governments, policymakers and multilateral institutions. For instance, the United Nations Millennium Declaration 2005 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2017 have listed children’s rights to survival, health, and education as their main agendas. Research has shown that children are the most vulnerable segments of society, being exposed to abuse and violence. Each year, an estimated 0.5 to 1.5 billion children are involved in physical violence, 150 million girls and 73 million boys are raped or subjected to sexual abuse, 115 million children are engaged in dangerous work, and 264 million children have no access to school.