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Americas
01/07/2013

La dignataria instó a contar con una política integral de Estado con visión a largo plazo y recomendó visibilizar este fenómeno y su impacto devastador; asimismo, urgió invertir en la niñez.

 

La representante especial del secretario general de Naciones Unidas sobre Violencia contra los Niños, Marta Santos Pais, visitó El Salvador para ver de primera mano los avances, las deudas y los retos que tiene por delante el...

SRSG opens  International Expert Consultation on Restorative Justice in Bali
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Care and justice systems
26/06/2013

Hosted by the Government of Indonesia in collaboration with the Government of Norway and the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children, the Expert Consultation includes the participation of governmental officials, experts from international and regional organizations, representatives from human rights and children’s rights independent institutions, as well as from academia...

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Americas
21/06/2013

Washington, D.C. – The Rapporteur on the Rights of Children of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Rosa María Ortiz, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos País, agreed to strengthen their cooperation and to develop joint activities to prevent and eradicate violence against children and adolescents.

In a...

Day of the African Child - Marta Santos Pais
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Africa
14/06/2013

"On the commemoration of the Day of the African Child, it is imperative to express our determination to work for the protection of children from all forms of violence, including harmful practices.

I wholeheartedly welcome the decision of the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the African Union for the crucial attention given in this year’s...

Marta Santos Pais in El Salvador
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Americas
14/06/2013

San Salvador, June, 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, concluded on June 14 her official visit to El Salvador. She recognized significant progress achieved in the country and made recommendations to the State to protect children and young people from all forms of violence as she emphasized “For many children and adolescents in El Salvador...

SRSG strategic collaboration with the Central American Integration System - SICA
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South Asia
14/06/2013

On June 2013, the Special Representative held a high-level meeting with SICA, the Central America Integration System, in El Salvador, to discuss strategic areas of cooperation on children’s protection from violence, and to promote the mainstreaming of this concern in SICA´s agenda. The promotion of the rule of law, restorative juvenile justice programs, and public policies for violence prevention were...

Photo: Sévaré, Mali. Young domestic worker washing clothes, 2010 © ILO/M
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Work
12/06/2013

On World Day against Child Labour, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, called on all governments, civil society and the public to join efforts in the fight against child domestic labour.

"Children trapped in domestic work are often exposed to violence, including sexual abuse," Ms....

State of the World's Children 2013 - Children with Disabilities
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30/05/2013

During her mission to Finland, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais welcomed the new UNICEF report on the State of the World’s Children, which focuses on the challenges that children with disabilities face in ensuring their participation as full members of society and the...

Marta Santos Pais SRSG study on Violence against Indigenous Girls
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28/05/2013

" This new report, Breaking the silence on violence against indigenous girls, adolescents and young women: a call to action based on an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, is a thoughtful contribution to the global agenda to prevent and eliminate violence against indigenous girls, adolescents and young women. It offers valuable insights, positive experiences and comprehensive...

SRSG commends child centered approach promoted by Norwegian Children’s Houses
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Europe
26/05/2013

From 23 to 27 of May the Special Representative conducted an official visit to Norway. The visit took place on the occasion of the Parliament’s review of the governmental White Paper on violence in the family and in close relations. The White Paper, developed by the Ministries for Children, Health and Justice provides a significant evidence base to inform more targeted and effective prevention and services...