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Lauching Ceremony of Action month for Children 2020: Joining hand to protect children, prevent and fight against child abuse

02/06/2020

The Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) launched the “Month of Action for Children” on June 1 in Hanoi, aiming to call for greater efforts to child protection, especially against child abuse. Attending the Ceremony were Mr. Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs, Permanent Vice President of National Committee for Child Affairs; Mrs. Le Thi Nguyet, Vice Head of NA's Committee on Social Issues; Mrs. Nguyen Thi Ha, Deputy Minister of MOLISA; Mrs. Rana Flowers, Head Representative of United Nations Children's Fund; Mr. Ngo Van Quy, Vice President of Hanoi Municipal People's Committee, representatives from the relating ministries, sectors and domestic and international organizations, and 500 children who are pupils of Dich Vong Secondary school and Chilren's Village SOS Hanoi...

The theme "Joining hand to protect children, prevent and fight against child abuse" highlights the meaning of unity and contribution of all ministries, sectors and units in the work of protecting children, preventing and fighting against child abuse... Currently, there are many agencies, units, organization working in the field of children care, however, it has still unconnected in action. Thus, we need to join hand of all agencies, people, community for children, and start at children in order to care for children. 
In his remarks, MOLISA Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said the Party, State, the community, parents, and teachers have always focused on the care of children.
He highlighted joint efforts made in child protection and the prevention of child abuse, saying such work should not be placed on only a few ministries and agencies but instead shared by socio-political organisations, families, schools, and the community.
The Minister spoke of tasks that need coordination, such as completing relevant institutions, policies and laws and seriously observing laws.
The Minister required the better communications work would equip children with the necessary knowledge and skills to protect themselves. As well as, he also stressed the responsibility of leaders of agencies and units in child abuse cases.
Mrs. Rana Flowers, UNICEF Head Representative in Vietnam, called for efforts to build a country and a post-pandemic world where children can be safe and free from abuse.
During the Month of action there will be a range of activities for children, targeting safe summer holiday.
At the launch ceremony, representatives of ministries and agencies presented scholarships and gifts to 30 children from SOS Children’s Village and 20 students from Dich Vong Secondary School in Hanoi.

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