SRSG News

Voices of Youth: No innocent bystanders: fighting child sexual abuse in the Cari
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Language: English
Regions: Americas
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15/05/2012

Kingston, Jamaica, 15 May 2012 – A nine-year old boy systematically raped by the pastor his mother left him with while she went to work, an 18-month old baby boy dying because his inner organs were destroyed when his uncle raped him, a little girl who was infected with HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis and herpes by an uncle who was in and out of prison.

Those are some of the cases which Dr Sandra Knight, a general practitioner who has...

Caribbean News Now: Caribbean leaders call for an end to corporal punishment
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15/05/2012

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- In a groundbreaking new report to be launched in Kingston, Jamaica, this week, prominent Caribbean leaders, including religious leaders, call for an end to corporal punishment of children in their homes and families and all settings of their lives. 

The report charts progress and delay in prohibiting violent punishment of children across the Caribbean. 

It follows up recommendations to prohibit...

Spare the rod- call for end to physical punishment for children
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Regions: Americas
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14/05/2012

A new report is to be launched in Jamaica today in which prominent persons in the region including religious leaders are calling for the prohibition of violent punishment of children.

The report charts the progress and delay in the elimination of physical punishment of children across the Caribbean.

It follows up on recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment and other cruel and degrading punishment of children in all...

Stopping Violence Against Children In The Caribbean
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Regions: Americas
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14/05/2012

Caribbean leaders converged yesterday at the Jamaica Conference Centre to discuss stepping up efforts to tackle the regional epidemic of violence against children. The meeting continues today.

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, and Jamaica’s Minister of Youth and Culture the Hon. Lisa Hanna, are among 150 delegates from CARICOM Member-States, civil society...

CRIN: Violence against children in the spotlight at follow up meeting to the UN
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Regions: Americas
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13/05/2012

[13 May 2012] - Caribbean leaders will converge at the Jamaica Conference Centre May 14-15, to discuss stepping up efforts to tackle the regional epidemic of violence against children.

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, and Jamaica’s Minister of Youth and Culture the Hon. Lisa Hanna, are among 150 delegates from CARICOM Member-States, civil society groups...

World Vision: Violencia contra los niños enfoque de Conferencia del Caribe
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Language: Español
Regions: Americas
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09/05/2012

KINGSTON, 9 de mayo de 2012 – Líderes del Caribe se reunieron este 14 y 15 de mayo en el Centro de Conferencias de Jamaica para hablar sobre formas de mejorar los esfuerzos contra la epidemia regional de violencia contra los niños y niñas.

La representante especial del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas sobre la violencia contra los niños, Marta Santos Pais, y la Ministra de Juventud y Cultura de Jamaica, Lisa Hanna,...

Marta Santos Pais participates in expert meeting in Brussels organized by the EU
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Language: English
Regions: Europe
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16/02/2012

In December 2011 Catherine Ashton reaffirmed the centrality of the rights of children to EU human rights policy

"The EU was instrumental in the establishment of the position of Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and in fact the EU Guidelines expressed unequivocal support to its role. My mandate is therefore an important and tangible human rights mechanism endorsed by the Guidelines, which...

Marta Santos Pais - PH Anti-corporal punishment bill, first in Asia
Type: SRSG in the news
Language: English
Regions: East Asia and Pacific
Settings: Care and justice systems
21/01/2012

 

MANILA, Jan. 21, 2012—The anti-corporal punishment bill for children currently pending in the Philippine Senate, would be the first of its kind in Asia, if passed.

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Marta Santos Pais - Philippine law on anti-corporal punishment, first in Asia
Type: SRSG in the news
Language: English
Regions: East Asia and Pacific
Settings: Care and justice systems
20/01/2012

 

MANILA, Philippines -- If pass into law, the Anti-Corporal Punishment bill that recently passed in the House of Representatives but is still pending at the Senate could be first in the Asia, a visiting UN official said during a dialogue with children and the child rights advocates in Manila today.

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Marta Santos Pais- Interactive dialogue with SRSG on Violence against Children
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12/10/2011

 

On October 12, 2011 the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on violence against children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, addressed the Third Committee of the General Assembly (GA). This was the SRSG’s second appearance before the GA,...