Committee on the Rights of the Child - Rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure
The Bridgetown Declaration and Agenda for Action to combat Child sexual abuse in the Caribbean adopted in Barbados on the 21st of November 2012 reaffirmed the commitment of government representatives and civil society organizations to end child sexual abuse in the region.
Six years after the launch of the UN Global Study on violence against children, child rights experts reviewed the global progress in prohibiting corporal punishment of children, and analysed the remaining challenges in fully respecting their dignity and physical integrity.
“Violence against children, including corporal punishment, is a violation of the rights of the child. It conflicts with the child’s human dignity and the right of the child to physical integrity. It also prevents children from reaching their full potential, by putting at risk their right to health, survival and development. The best interests of the child can never be used to justify such practice,” said UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kyung-wha Kang. “The need to promote non-violent values and awareness-raising among all those working with children is essential if we want this situation to come to an end.”
Manifesto of children and adolescents from Latin American countries taking part in the South American Meeting for Follow-Up to the United Nations Study on Violence against Children and Adolescents
Manifesto of children and adolescents from Latin American countries taking part in the South American Meeting for Follow-Up to the United Nations Study on Violence against Children and Adolescents.
Asunción, 29 April 2011
" Here in the city of Asunción we have been taking part as delegations of organizations of children and adolescents from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, sharing reflections and concerns about violence against children and adolescents, and we therefore,
Welcome remarks by Dr. Rinchen Chophel, Director General, SAIEVAC
Event Report SAIEVAC: Launch of the Regional Campaign Against Corporal Punishment and the Outcome of the National Planning Exercise
Children of SAARC region, in various local, national, regional and global consultations have expressed the view that violent parental and teacher’s behaviours, teaching practices and child rearing as one of their most significant concerns. In response SAIEVAC, in its 2nd Governing Board Meeting, held in Kathmandu on the 29th October 2011, governments, civil society, children and the South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Children (SACG) representatives agreed to run a Regional Campaign against Corporal Punishment in South Asia.
Report: SAIEVAC Regional Children’s Consultation on the UN Study on Violence Against Children, Follow Up Actions
The child representatives from the eight SAARC countries assembled together in Colombo, Sri Lanka form 26th to 30th May 2012, for the south Asia follow up regional consultation to discuss and share experiences on the UN Study on Violence Against Children which was organized and showcased by the SAIEVAC secretariat and hosted by the government of Sri Lanka.
Report SAIEVAC - South Asia Follow Up Regional Consultation on the UN Study on Violence against Children
Since the UNVAC Study launch at the General Assembly in 2006, numerous efforts were made by different actors to contribute towards ending violence against children in all settings.
This resulted in a number of good practices that remain to be further documented and disseminated. However, the need for an increased collaboration and strengthened action at the country level continues to remain a challenge.
The South Asia Follow Up Regional Consultation (FURC) on the UN Study on Violence Against Children was held with the following overall goal and expected outcome:
• To review progress made in implementing UNVAC Study recommendations, in order to strengthen measures and processes aiming at their effective realization.
Mapeo Región América del Sur Implementación de las Recomendaciones del Estudio Mundial sobre la Violencia contra los Niños y Niñas (South America Roadmap on follow-up on Implementation of Recommendations of the UN Study on Violence against Children)
La violencia contra la niñez y adolescencia en América Latina y el Caribe ha llegado a adquirir proporciones
epidémicas en la actualidad. Las últimas investigaciones nos confirman que durante el año
2010, el 31% de los homicidios (16 homicidios cada 100.000 habitantes) se llevaron a cabo en esta
región, lo que significa el doble del promedio mundial.
América Latina y el Caribe es la segunda región del mundo luego de África que tiene una tasa de
17 homicidios cada 100.000 habitantes. De los 14 países en el mundo que sobrepasan la tasa de 30
homicidios cada 100.000 personas, 7 pertenecen a la región. El país con la mayor tasa de homicidios
en el mundo es El Salvador, en una lista en la que figuran países como Jamaica, Honduras, Colombia,
Venezuela, Guatemala y Belice.