ACAH endorses paragraph in ISSOP’s statement on violence against children

Oct 21, 2023

Advocating for global child health outcomes has always been a primary focus for the Academy. As paediatric clinicians, it is our responsibility to address the inequity in healthcare for all children around the world irrespective of where they live.

At ACAH23 (19 – 21 October 2023), we explored current issues in global and refugee health from passionate clinicians who have spent their careers helping children both in Australia and overseas.

During the 2023 Annual General Meeting, ACAH resolved to supporting the following paragraph on violence against children.

“ISSOP condemns, in the most forceful terms possible, all acts of mass violence—in particular those perpetrated against civilians and children. There are no acceptable justifications or rationalizations to legitimize indiscriminate violence. Violence generates more violence. Pain generates more pain. And children suffer disproportionately as the victims.”


The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.