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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