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Children in school in Cambodia. Photo: UNICEF Cambodia/Andy Brown
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23/10/2014

22 October 2014 – Over half of Cambodian children have experienced at least one form of violence before the age of 18 while roughly a quarter have been emotionally abused, a new United Nations-backed survey has revealed, exploring the magnitude and nature of violence against children in the Southeast Asian country.

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The Gleaner: Stop hitting your child!
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06/07/2014

 For centuries, Jamaicans have used corporal punishment - spanking, slapping, flogging, beating, whipping, whacking or thrashing - to discipline children.

But now, international organisations, led by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), are arguing that the age-old practice is child abuse and should be outlawed.

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Jamaica Information Service: Jamaicans must end Violence against Children
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03/07/2014

Former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, has pointed to the need for Jamaicans to work together to speed up the pace of progress in eliminating violence against the nation’s children.

Mr. Patterson was addressing the opening session of the United Nations (UN) Cross-Regional Meeting for Advancing the Protection of Children from Violence held on Monday (June 30...

The Gleaner: Do More To Combat Violence Against Children - UN Rep
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03/07/2014

Jamaica is being lauded for the steps being taken to protect the nation's children from all forms of violence. However, the country is being told it has a long way to go to eliminate the culture of abuse that has become somewhat entrenched.

Speaking at The Gleaner's Editors' Forum yesterday, United Nations (UN) Special...

Jamaica Observer Cross-Regional Meeting for advancing the protection of children
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02/07/2014

Young drummers Steven Simpson (second left) and Don Antonio Phillips get their drums autographed by Youth Minister Lisa Hanna while Marta Santos Pais,

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, looks on during yesterday’s opening ceremony of the Cross -Regional Meeting

for advancing the protection of children from violence at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. (PHOTO: BRYAN...

RJR news: Invest in Children - says UN representative
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02/07/2014

Special representative of the UN Secretary General on violence against children, Marta Santos Pais is reminding Jamaica of the benefits of investingin children.       

She...

Jamaica Observer: Our children are not only at risk they are in dire danger
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01/07/2014

An edited version of remarks by Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna at the Opening Session of UN Cross Regional Meeting on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Children at the ...

JIS:Government Develops Action Plan to Protect Children from Violence
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01/07/2014

The Government has developed a national plan of action as it intensifies its drive to effectively tackle the issue of violence against children in Jamaica.

This was disclosed by Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who noted that the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence aims to create and maintain a protective environment,...

The Gleaner:Build Safe Communities For Kids, PJ Urges UN Delegates
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30/06/2014

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, P.J. Patterson, has implored delegates who will be taking part in the two-day United Nations Cross-Regional meeting to give serious thought as to how to build communities that are more peaceful and safe for children.

"No matter what we do, it cannot insulate our children from the effect of violence when it is rampant in the communities...

Jamaica Observer: Jamaica to host UN meeting on violence against children
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27/06/2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Youth and Culture announced today, June 27, that delegates from across the world will meet in Jamaica next week to develop strategies to eliminate violence against children.

Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais will jointly...