Seminar discusses action plan for prevention of child abuse

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NDO - A workshop on development of national action plan on prevention and response to violence against children was held jointly by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Hanoi on April 18.

At the event, domestic and international experts said that child violence and abuse is a global problem that is tending to increase in today’s life.

The work of child protection in Vietnam has faced numerous difficulties and challenges in recent years. Notably, many laws and policies related to children and fighting against child abuse are still in the process of reviewing, researching and completion.

The participants also shared their experience in preventing and fighting against child violence and abuse, contributing to the development of mechanisms to enhance coordination among agencies at all levels.

The experts proposed breakthrough measures to overcome difficulties and challenges in the prevention and control of child violence and abuse.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 150 million girls and 73 million boys are victims of sexual abuse and violence annually.