02/10/2019 09:40 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Da Nang marathon calls for efforts to protect children from sexual abuse

More than 300 volunteers who are athletes, officials from agencies, students and locals in the central city of Da Nang joined a marathon on October 1 to call for stronger public awareness of preventing trafficking and sexual abuse against children.

Runners at the event (Photo: VNA)



The event was jointly held by the Da Nang Association for Charities and Children’s Right Protection and the US’s Orphan Voice organisation.

The participants take part in a 160km running race in three days (55km a day) until October 3 from the Bien Dong Park through Son Tra, Hai Chau, Lien Chieu and Hoa Vang districts.

Opening the event, Le Thi Tam, President of the Da Nang Association for Charities and Children’s Right Protection said that the programme aims to call for the engagement of families, the community as well the whole society in preventing and combating the trafficking and sexual abuse against children.

This is the second time the event has been held in Da Nang, which is expected to build a friendly and worth-living city that is peaceful for all, especially children.

Da Nang is carrying out a project to fight crime against children, prevent law violators who are adolescents and combat domestic violence and human trafficking in the 2018-2020 period.

The project is to reduce the number of children suffered from sexual harassment by 50 percent, and timely supporting 100 percent of children who are victims of sexual abuse and violence. It will also strive for 100 percent of districts building and implementing a community-based model to prevent and support law violators who are adolescents.
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