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Brasil adopts landmark decision to promote child upbringing free from violence
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Home and family
05/06/2014

The Brazilian Senate approved a new law prohibiting all forms of corporal punishment against children.

"With this historic decision, Brazilian children can grow up in safety and in a protective environment, and violence can be made part of a distant past" said SRSG Santos Pais. "I wholeheartedly welcome the adoption of this new law. It marks a turning point in...

SRSG santos Pais participates in High-level Conference on Corporal Punishment
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04/06/2014

“The elimination of all forms of violence against children, including corporal punishment, is a human rights imperative. Crucial for child development, it is also a pre-requisite to the realisation of a peaceful society,  promoting investment in the human capital of nations and generating huge social and economic benefits." 

SRSG Santos Pais' call was...

SRSG makes strong call for strengthening the protection of children from violenc
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Americas
23/05/2014

Participating in the Commission on Security of the Central American Integration System (SICA), SRSG Santos Pais welcomed progress achieved in many Central American countries in ensuring the protection of children from violence through legislative reforms, the adoption of national integrated policy frameworks, the strengthening of institutions and a process of public information, communication and social...

Wapa.tv: R.D., alta incidencia de abuso sexual infantil
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23/05/2014

Santo Domingo, 23 may (INS).- En el año 2013, un total de diez mil 721 niños de ambos sexos sufrieron violación sexual, según un informe de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU).

El informe también revela que el 67 por ciento de los hogares dominicanos emplean castigos físicos o psicológicos para disciplinar a sus hijos.

El estudio fue...

NOTICIAS SIN - Frustración y esperanza en la ONU en su lucha contra la violencia
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22/05/2014

SANTO DOMINGO, República Dominicana - La lucha de las Naciones Unidas por erradicar todas las formas de violencia contra los niños encara retos culturales, impunidad, pobreza, exclusión y apatía oficial, que la organización enfrenta con políticas de cohesión social, educación, protección y concienciación de la sociedad.

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Care and justice systems
15/05/2014

“The adoption of the Model Strategies on the Elimination of Violence against Children in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is a milestone in the world’s commitment towards the elimination of all forms of violence against children”, stressed SRSG Santos Pais.

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"Latin America Advances on Efforts to Reduce Violence against Children"
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Americas
08/05/2014

·  South America, as a sub region, has advanced the most in the creation of public policies for the protection of children from violence. Some countries in Central America have introduced good legislative reforms. Despite these positive results, both sub regions still lack sound data reporting systems on violence against children.

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24/04/2014

The protection of boys and girls from all forms of violence is a concern the international community cannot afford to omit from the post-2015 development agenda.

In fact, freedom from violence is indispensable to a sustainable future in which children will be able to grow up healthy, well-nourished, resilient, well-educated, culturally sensitive and protected from abuse and...

Ending Child Marriage in Africa - African Union Photo: UNICEF / Kate Holt
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Africa
17/04/2014

The declaration, adopted during the last session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, urges “Member States to combat child marriage through setting the minimum age for marriage at 18 years for both girls...

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14/04/2014

GENEVA (14 April 2014) – United Nations child rights experts have hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights.

The treaty, known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, has today (14 April) entered into...