4,000 children suffering violence every year: Women Union

Vietnam Women’s Union condemned violence to children and called for parents’ pay attention in protecting their children more.

Each year, Vietnam has around 4,000 children suffering from violence; of them, over 100 are killed and around 1,000 are sexually abused, said the Ministry of Public Security at a meeting on parents’ role in fighting against violence and sexual assaults to their children held by Vietnam Women’s Union on June 25.

At the meeting, representatives of the union warned that violence to children was increasing and strongly required police forces to strictly punish those who maltreated children. The union also appealed to parents to pay more attention in protecting their children.

By Minh Yen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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