Workshop seeks to raise awareness of child protection

The Ministry of Public Security, the EU and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) co-organised a training workshop in Hoa Binh province on October 24, aiming to raise public awareness of the prevention of child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking.

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At the training workshop (Source: baohoabinh.com.vn)
Nguyen Van Ha, deputy head of the ministry’s internal political security division, pointed out limitations in child protection, especially in remote, mountainous and ethnic minority-inhabited areas.

The main cause is the inadequate awareness of relevant agencies and organisations about their role and responsibility for child protection, he said, noting that child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking are becoming complex, amidst the dominating influence of fast-growing information technology and the cyber space. 

Nguyen Huu Duc, Deputy Director of Hoa Binh province’s Police Department, highlighted the increase in child sexual abuse cases, which, he said, requires competent agencies to step up their coordination in preventing and handling these crimes.

Delegates at the workshop focused their discussions on policies and laws towards children, mechanisms protecting children who are victims of sexual abuse, sexual abuse on cyber space and school violence, among others.
VNA

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