When it comes to cases of abuse of children, silence is not an option, said Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh at a pre-launch ceremony on May 27 in Hanoi.
It is the responsibility of all citizens to learn about how to create safe environments for children, model right relationships, and increase their awareness of warning signs, and formulate a plan for how to respond if they encountered a child at risk.
Sadly, much too often children are mistreated by parents, guardians, relatives, or caregivers and that abuse threatens the child’s ability to flourish and achieve their maximum potential in life.
As we observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month, said the Vice State President, all citizens should renew their commitment to stop child abuse before it begins.
Dang Ngoc Dung, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, in turn said the best child abuse prevention program is a strong family with well-equipped, mature, and child-focused parents.
Mr Dung called upon all Vietnamese parents to be alert to the safety and well-being of children and to support efforts that promote their physical, emotional, and developmental health.