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#UniversalChildrensDay: Kids' voices must be at the heart of efforts to end violence

By Carey Lodge Monday 20, Nov, 2017

Now, more than ever, is the time for leaders to start taking the most vulnerable children in the world more seriously, says international children's charity World Vision.

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