Friday, October 28 2016


Child protection campaign launched

Update: September, 28/2016 - 17:40
Việt Nam has set a target that 90 per cent of child with special circumstances integrate into the community by 2020. – VNA/VNS Photo Hồ Cầu
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has targeted 90 per cent of children with special circumstances being integrated into the community and having access to development opportunities by 2020.

The target also aims reducing the percentage of child abuse.

Nguyễn Thị Nga, deputy director of the Department of Child Protection and Care under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs, revealed this at a press conference held by the Ministry of Information and Communications this morning.

The child protection programme also includes plans to monitor all children with special circumstances and to assist those at high risk of being abused.

Việt Nam has more than 26 million children. Of these, over 1.5 million are children with special circumstances and over 2 million are at risk of falling into special circumstances.

Reducing the percentage of children in special circumstance to 5.5 per cent and providing support to 86 per cent of those with special circumstance were two of the targets set for this year, she said.

Other targets involve producing 104 television programmes for children and social security.

To realise the goals, Nga said provinces and cities have added child protection targets into their development plans and education campaigns have been implemented to raise awareness of local authorities and people of the importance of protecting children.

Việt Nam has about 31 social protection centres including seven for children, 158 consultation offices at district level, 1,539 consultations at public places and 2,765 child protection consultation stations at schools. — VNS

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