People Urged to Unite Behind Against Abuse

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:58
UNICEF calls on all South Africans to unite behind the goal of zero violence against children

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is calling on all South Africans to unite behind the goal of zero violence against children.

In the run up to Child Protection Week (28 May to 3 June), its newly launched ‘Believe in Zero’ campaign highlights the role that everyone - not only the authorities - has to play in the protection of children.

UNICEF representative, Aida Girma, points out that South Africa’s levels of violence against children are among the highest in the world, adding that, “Tens of thousands of children are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation every year – and offenders often go unpunished.”

To read the article titled, “Unite behind the goal of zero child abuse, urges UNICEF,” click here.

Source: 
Lead SA