Minivan News: 19th November 2008
At a hand-holding event held to raise awareness of child abuse, Attorney General Dhiyana Saeed on Wednesday said that full legal protection is not currently given to protect the rights of children.
Speaking along with other cabinet ministers on World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, she also said research and awareness was needed to combat the problem.
The event at the artificial beach in Male, organised by the Human Rights Commission Maldives (HRCM) and child rights authorities, was attended by around 200 people, including NGOs, senior officials and journalists.
But NGOs, such as Rights For All, have hit out at event organisers, saying speeches were rhetorical, and failed to reflect the complexity or the severity of the problem in Maldives.
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February 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm
Doesnt look like much is being done by the new government either, ironic isnt it, since there is no change in the cases where change is needed.Just an outlet to make things more politicised for the new government.
November 21, 2008 at 1:38 pm
Parents use the religious line that whatever parents do, they are superior and their wishes must be respected totally out of context. It is about time, organizations such as yours clearly educate the public on this issue.The common behaviour in such abuses is that the mother tries to protect the “dignity” of the abusive-father or relative. They have this idea that children, or one of the children, are expendible in their all-out war in protecting abusers.