02/06/2020 09:18 GMT+7 print

Action month against child abuse launched

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) launched the “Month of Action for Children” on June 1 in Hanoi, aiming to call for greater efforts to child protection, especially against child abuse.

In his remarks, MoLISA Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said the Party, State, the community, parents, and teachers have always focused on the care of children.

He highlighted joint efforts made in child protection and the prevention of child abuse, saying such work should not be placed on only a few ministries and agencies but instead shared by socio-political organisations, families, schools, and the community.

The minister spoke of tasks that need coordination, such as completing relevant institutions, policies and laws and seriously observing laws.

Better communications work would equip children with the necessary knowledge and skills to protect themselves, Dung said, stressing the responsibility of leaders of agencies and units in child abuse cases.

Rana Flowers, UNICEF Chief Representative in Vietnam, called for efforts to build a country and a post-pandemic world where children can be safe and free from abuse.

During the month of action there will be a range of activities for children, targeting safe summer holiday.

At the launch ceremony, representatives of ministries and agencies presented scholarships and gifts to 30 children from SOS Children’s Village and 20 students from Dich Vong Secondary School in Hanoi.
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