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World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse

19 Nov

Today is the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

“Child abuse, especially sexual abuse, is a universal and alarming problem and increased attention and efficient protection skills and prevention measures are necessary at family-, local-, national- and international level.

After a long tradition of silence, sexual child abuse is being more and more denounced and becoming a public and political topic.

Alerting Governments and civil society organizations to play a more active role in the promotion of and respect for the rights of the child (article 19 and 34* of the Convention on the Rights of the Child), and contribute to the prevention of child abuse, WWSF launched in 2000 the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, a Day to be commemorated every 19 November in synergy with the anniversary of the International Day for the rights of the child (20 November) which has as its objective to be a rallying point around the issue of child abuse and the need for urgent effective prevention programs.”

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2007 in CAWM

 

One response to “World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse

  1. ShAk

    January 28, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    i would like join your network.to stop and to reduce child abusing in this community.im Workin Maldives Police Service.Ismail Shakirshak.gana@gmail.com

     
 
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