Ministry holds talks on child protection

Officials from relevant ministries and agencies need to listen to and share views with children to create a safer and healthier environment for children’s all-round development.

This undated file photo shows boys and girls at a school in Vietnam

The request was made by Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) Dam Huu Dac at a conference on child maltreatment, violence and trafficking held in Hanoi on August 26-27.

At the conference, 85 children from 12 cities and provinces held direct dialogues with representatives from the Ministry of Public Security, the MoLISA’s Child Care and Protection Development (CCPD) and the Association for Protection of Children’s Rights.

During the talks, children were provided with necessary skills to react to trafficking, such as immediately going to the nearest police office or contact with CCPD’s hotline 18001567.

They were also recommended sources like newspapers, the internet, television, radio, teachers and friends to understand more about trafficking-related issues.

Children sent their recommendations to officials of the Party, the State, ministries and agencies to prevent and reduce child maltreatment cases, with ideas such as increasing living skills for children, organizing more forums on issues regarding children’s rights to help them protect themselves, and increased punishments to people responsible for child abuse and trafficking.

The conference selected five children to represent Vietnamese children at the Mekong Youth Forum on human trafficking to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, this October.

Source: VietnamPlus

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