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Ending violence against children: a shared commitment of faith communities across the world inspired by the voice of children


Panama City, 9 May 2017 – In her keynote speech to the 5th Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children, devoted to the theme of ending violence against children, the SRSG welcomed the strong commitment of participants to use the special role of religions in society to help bring violence to an end. In her statement delivered at the opening of the Forum, the SRSG recalled that no religious teaching or tradition justifies any form of violence against children, a message that was echoed by leaders from across many faiths who spoke at the Forum, as well as the young representatives from the Children's Pre-forum Meeting.

SRSG welcomes launch of new five-year National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania


The Special Representative welcomes the launch of a new National Plan of Action to end Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania which builds on the country's initial response to the findings of the Violence Against Children data survey carried out in 2009 to advance implementation of the recommendations made by the UN Study in Violence against Children.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: SRSG Santos Pais calls for an end to all forms of violence against children with disabilities


“Whether it happens in families or in the community, in schools or online, violence against children with disabilities must come to an end,” said SRSG Santos Pais. “In spite of limited data and research on this issue, available studies reveal an alarming prevalence of violence against children with disabilities, from higher vulnerability to physical and emotional violence when they are young, to greater risks of sexual violence as they reach puberty.”

SRSG Santos Pais welcomes the creation of a high level position in Sweden to protect children from trafficking

SRSG Santos Pais today commended the Government of Sweden for the appointment for the first time of an ambassador to combat trafficking in human beings.
“Child trafficking is a serious form of violence that compromises children's rights and needs to be vigorously addressed at national and international levels. I congratulate the Government of Sweden for the creation of this new position designed to prevent, early detect and respond to situations of trafficking, protect the rights of victims and fight impunity.

SRSG Santos Pais Welcomes China’s Anti-Family Violence Law


The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais welcomes the coming into effect on 1 March 2016 of the new Anti-Family Violence Law of the People’s Republic of China. The new law is a significant milestone in the recognition, prevention and response to violence against children, including within the family. The law prohibits domestic physical and emotional violence and provides a range of remedies for its victims, while requiring mandatory reporting and response by officials who become aware of incidents of family violence.


SRSG dialogue with ASEAN Commission on the Rights of Women and Children calls for implementation of regional priority actions for the elimination of violence against children 2016-2020


Jakarta, Indonesia - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais has completed a week long mission to Jakarta where she held a series of policy dialogues with the Deputy-Secretary General of ASEAN for the Socio-Cultural Community, the ASEAN Commission on the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), and the Government of Indonesia.

SRSG Santos Pais participates in the launch of Nigeria's Violence against Children Survey

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SRSG Santos Pais visits Abuja and Lagos to support the launch of the Government’s Violence against Children Survey and efforts to implement the Nigerian Year of Action to End Violence Against Children. She will hold discussions with senior officials of the Government of Nigeria and other key stakeholders on the importance of using data and research to shed light on the hidden face of violence and to implement evidence-based policies and campaigns to end violence against children.  

SRSG Santos Pais saluda adopción de la nueva legislación en el Perú que prohíbe el castigo físico humillante a los niño


Marta Santos Pais, Representante Especial del Secretario General de la ONU sobre la violencia contra los niños, se alegró de la adopción por el Congreso de la República del Perú de una ley para asegurar la protección de los niños contra la violencia con motivo de la celebración del Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos (10 de diciembre).

"Los niños tienen un derecho inalienable al respeto de su dignidad y integridad física así como a la protección legal contra todas las formas de violencia. Esta decisión histórica destaca el fuerte compromiso del Perú de implementar sus obligaciones internacionales y las recomendaciones del Estudio de la ONU sobre la Violencia contra los Niños", señaló Santos Pais.