Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam launches action month for children

Saturday, 2019-05-25 16:50:53
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam speaking at the launch of the action month for children. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended a ceremony on May 25 to launch an action month for children, aiming to support poor children as well as prevent drowning, violence and sexual abuse against children.

Speaking at a school in the central province of Thanh Hoa, Dam stated that most of today’s children are receiving adequate care but a small percentage of them have yet to be provided with certain rights and have no access to education and healthcare.

2019 is the 25th year that Vietnam has launched an action month in aid of children but their rights have yet to be fully understood by the public.

The Deputy PM noted that parents should not use any violence as a way to educate their children because it will leave them with lasting mental trauma.

He added that adults should listen to children and let them express their opinions and personalities.

The government official also urged the relevant ministries, agencies and local authorities to take further action to create more opportunities for children in less developed regions.

He also called for children to be provided with better access to social services and be protected against violence and sexual abuse.

During the action month, a wide range of activities will be held such as enhancing public awareness on preventing drowning in children, fending off violence and sexual violence against children and mobilising society to join hands to support poor children.