“[…] The third issue that the President highlighted in his address was that of the rights of children and recent reports of cases of abuse against children. He emphasised that we, as a society, should be ashamed that such incidents were happening in the Maldives. He said that the issue warranted the attention of all the people, and that a speedy solution must be found on a nationwide scale. He added that the government was reviewing additional measures that could be implemented in all avenues to stop such horrendous acts, including stronger action that could be adopted through the criminal justice system against perpetrators of child abuse.” President’s Office: August 31, 2007
Much of the neglect and mistreatment of children in this country occur due to lack of capacity and adequate mechanisms to ensure a safe environment for children in this country. The fact is that we have failed in creating family conditions conducive to child welfare.
I wonder why he did not say, he as the President, was ashamed of the atrocities happening against children in his country under his watch.
The President makes the calls, but there are few in his government who take things that he says that seriously.
September 5, 2007 at 5:38 am
both of u have got points there. but..shihab … i also hate it when people say stuff like ’emaniku faanah engi nulavvanee’ or “eyna eh nooney..eynage kaireega ulhey meehunney”..or “eyna halaaku vanee eynage ailaa aa hedhi”…wtf does these mean?i think he is the one who controls the system…although some v. few things are out of his control now,it was not all 27 or so years.but i guess ‘gayom hating’ wont do any good to our nation.i would be happy if any good change is brought even from devil himself (let alone gayom).. so what we need is change. no need to replace a corrupt A***h*** with another one.more than anything our society needs to change..our thinking needs to change. this ,i believe is not just gayom’s responsibility.anyways, good effort u r puttin here. i really appreciate it. 😀
September 2, 2007 at 7:18 pm
Shihab, That is the most ridiculous thing i have heard in recent times from a fellow blogger. He has an option. To sack and bring fresh blood. The fresh blood too has left. He should leave too. Period.People cannot be fooled all the time.
September 2, 2007 at 6:46 pm
@anon2: The government has indeed failed to create conditions that enable proper families and parenthood. They have failed to provide housing and employment. That is a fact. There is no solution in sight yet, with the kind of lethargy seen in the respective government institutions. The President says so much, but he needs a team who can deliver what he says. When they don’t he has to go on blabbering old rhymes!
September 2, 2007 at 2:51 pm
This so called beloved president of ours has pledged many speedy things in the past. Non has been delivered. How many times has he blamed the families for the neglect of children while the government cant even send a pedophile and rapist to jail. It is the governments responsibility to put in place measures that protect children.On a different note. We hear always that the president and others are “finding” or ” looking” or doing “research” to find a solution for these things happening to our kids. No new blabbering there.
September 2, 2007 at 2:21 pm
@anon: I am sorry if this post “sounded” anything which was not intended. This blog was created to cater in a tiny way for the children who are suffering from abuse. We hope to make a difference in their lives, however little it maybe. It has no political interests. Those who are interested in posting their contributions may send them by email to email@example.com and we will publish them. We would like not to offend anyone; nor protect anyone except the children we pledge to protect.
September 2, 2007 at 1:54 pm
I wonder whether this blog is created in the defense of our children or someone else?