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More counts of violence against children in Denmark

The Copenhagen Post – Danish news in english

According to a new report published today by the children advocacy organisation Børns Vilkår in co-operation with the foundation TrygFonden, the authorities are registering more acts of violence against children than ever before. Reports of violence against children under the age of nine have …

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Ntoroko in campaign to end violence against children

Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)

Ntoroko. Ntoroko leaders have raised the red flag over the rising cases of violence against children in the district. … Ms Logose told Daily Monitor in an interview early this week that last year they recorded 102 cases of domestic violence, 86 cases of child neglect, 28 cases of defilement, 30 cases of child …

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NCFC says violence against Children must End

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018. 4:53 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) has issued a statement condemning the recent report of a 14-year-old minor who was allegedly raped by a security guard at a local high school in Belize City. “Protecting children is a …

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Tanzania: Violence Against Children Rises, LHRC Report Shows

AllAfrica.com

Dar es Salaam — Incidents of violence against children have increased by 27.5 per cent in just one year, a new report shows. The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) disclosed in its Tanzania’s Human Rights 2017 Report that incidents of violence against the minors rose from 10,551 cases …

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Children’s hospital starts ‘No Hit Zone’ program to prevent violence against children

WWLTV.com

NEW ORLEANS — More than half of children younger than 14 who were hit and spanked, did not understand what discipline message parents were trying to teach them. The study is just one of the many reasons why one local hospital has started a campaign that they hope parents and other businesses …

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Roblot Combined School says NO to violence against children

St. Lucia News Online

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – In an effort to integrate respect and support for Children’s rights at a school and community level the Roblot Combined School will be hosting a schools pageant under the theme, “Stop Violence Against Children.” On Sunday, 6th May, 2018, nine beautiful girls, …

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Sexual harassment and violence against women and children – hidden, perpetuated and …

Kuensel, Buhutan’s National Newspaper

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) expresses deep concern on the recent occurrences on the protection issues related to women and children in the country. This calls for strengthened protection services and strong collaboration amongst the concerned agencies and the …

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Solano County children lost to violence in 2017 remembered during Children’s Memorial Flag Day

TheReporter.Com

Cutouts representing children are placed in the memorial garden in front of the Solano County Health and Social Services Building each with messages from the people who attended a ceremony for Children’s Memorial Flag Day Friday in Fairfield. Held on the last Friday in April, the annual event was …

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Panel constituted to help curb violence against children

Daily Pioneer

In the wake of the alarming rate of violence against children in State, the Jharkhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (JSCPCR) constituted a special State Level Coordination Committee on Monday. Experts from different fields have been involved in this committee to provide apposite …

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New child-abduction guidelines disregard complex domestic violence issues

The Globe and Mail

Amanda Dale is executive director at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, Deepa Mattoo is legal director and Amy Voss is an articling student. In the first three months of 2018, 15 women, their children and relatives were murdered in Ontario by men they knew. While upsetting, this trend is not …

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Students, state officials gather to address gun violence against children

KRQE News 13

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a topic still on the minds of many – gun violence in schools – and on this day, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, students across the country staged a walk out; but some did more than that. Hundreds of students from Albuquerque and Santa Fe joined …

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UMass Memorial reports acts of violence against children increasing as specialized team seeks to …

MassLive.com

A team of physicians at UMass Memorial Medical Center treat abused children every day. As children arrive at the hospital, sometimes battered and bruised, a team of doctors act as investigators, trying to determine if there is a good medical explanation for the child’s injuries. When the pieces of the …

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Court Remands Man Over Alleged Violence Against Children

Leadership Newspapers (press release) (blog)

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Number 28 sitting in Apo, Abuja, has remanded a 40-year-old man, Alex Okafor in prison custody for an alleged act of violence and for inflicting injuries on his three children. The three children (names withheld) are aged 8, 10 and 11 years. A statement made …

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Kerala meet calls for a world free of violence against children

Saudi Gazette

M.I. Abdul Aziz, president of Jamaat-e-Islami Kerala, was the keynote speaker in the concluding ceremony. He called for the collaboration of good people to protect the rights of women and children who are being tortured by criminals all over the country. Magician Gopinath Muthukad gave a motivational …

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Kerala meet calls for a world free of violence against children

Saudi Gazette

Magician Gopinath Muthukad gave a motivational speech. He urged children to read good books to enhance their knowledge and energize their thinking power. “You should be able to say No to bad things and evil temptations,” the magician told the teens. Teen India state caption Jawad Ernakulam, …

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India approves death penalty for child rapists

USA TODAY

The recent rape and murder of and an 8-year-old girl in Jammu-Kashmir state brought the matter of sexual violence against minors back into the national spotlight as locals accused the ruling Hindu nationalist party of siding with the perpetrator, as the victim was Muslim. A similar incident occurred …

India set to introduce death penalty for child rapists – Telegraph.co.uk

India’s Death Penalty For Child Rapists Comes Amid Outrage Over Recent Sexual Violence Cases – Bustle

India prescribes death penalty for child rape – Deutsche Welle

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Devote one day in Parl for rapes & violence against children: Satyarthi to political parties

United News of India

New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) In view of the rising incidents of rape and violence against children, Nobel Peace prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday urged all the political parties to devote a day in Parliament to formulate a National Budgeted Action Plan (NBAP) for expeditious delivery of justice to the …

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La Porte man indicted on child pornography charges, making a destructive device

ABC 57 News

Prosecuting Attorney Espar said, “The case is a shining example of the collaborative approach contemplated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Program, for the investigation and prosecution of crimes of violence against children, bringing local and federal law enforcement together in a collective …

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UN envoy condemns Israel for killing Palestinian child on Gaza border

The Jerusalem Post

Writing on Twitter, Mladenov wrote: “It is OUTRAGEOUS to shoot at children! How does the killing of a child in #Gaza today help #peace? It doesn’t! It fuels anger and breeds more killing. #Children must be protected from #violence, not exposed to it, not killed! This tragic incident must be investigated.”.

UN envoy tells ‘outrageous’ Israel to stop shooting children in Gaza – The Times of Israel

IDF investigating death of Palestinian minor shot on Gaza border – The Jerusalem Post

IDF says investigating video of 15-year-old killed in Gaza clashes – i24NEWS

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How school expulsions could be fuelling the rise in youth violence

The Conversation UK

Existing research points to different catalysts – such as parental violence, substance use and neglect – in the first 24 months of children’s lives as contributing to their own later violent conduct. The research shows that the peak age for violent behaviour is age six – which has implications for violence …

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CPS: no reports of violence against children by mother in Sweden case

WXXI News

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo addressed the death of 7 year old Sweden boy Abraham Cardenas Tuesday morning. Soon after learning of the tragedy, Dinolfo says requested an immediate review of any potential involvement Monroe County may have had in this matter. County Human …

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Scale of violence against Irish children hidden, claims EU

Irish Times

Ireland should be investigating or prosecuting 3,500 child sex abuse cases every year, the European Commission’s co-ordinator for the Rights of the Child will tell a conference in Dublin on Monday. Margaret Tuite says a recent study by the commission found that Ireland recorded just 22 convictions for …

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UNICEF to partner with the community to reduce violence against children

LoveFM

Violence is on the rise in our nation and several children have been caught in the crossfire of the gun violence. Today, Love News spoke with Luwani Cayetano, the Child Protection Officer at UNICEF, who shared about an initiative that they are embarking on in order to keep our children safe.

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Op-Ed: We Must Work Together To End Gun Violence Against Children

Patch.com

Recent mass shootings and other gun-related tragedies have prompted strong opinions about what should be done. Less publicized, but equally tragic, is the fact that children are killed or injured by guns every day. No one wants this. Our children must be kept safe from gun violence, accidental or not.

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Ways to end violence against children discussed

The Nation

LAHORE – Ending violence against children is a multi-faceted challenge that can only be addressed with full societal cooperation across sectors, including health, education, nutrition, financing, and social and child protection. This was urged during a workshop with media organized by Search For …

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‘Govt must move to end violence against children’

The Express Tribune

LAHORE: Media and social activists should work in close coordination to influence the government to take concrete steps to end all forms of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of children. This was the crux of views expressed by the speakers at a seminar held in the wake of recent incidents of …

UNICEF Expresses Concerns Over Reported Violence Against Children in Gaza Strip – Sputnik International

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Monroe County: No reports of violence by mother against her children before her son’s murder

WHEC

Monroe County says there were no reports of violence by the mother of 7-year-old Abraham Cardenas against her children prior to Abraham’s murder last Thursday. His mother, Hanane Mouhib, is accused of killing Abraham. At a news conference Tuesday morning with County Executive Chery Dinolfo, …

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Editorial: The children’s crusade against gun violence

ModernHealthcare.com

His more allegorical subtitle referred to the early 13th century Children’s Crusade, when thousands of German and French teenagers set off on an ill-fated march to recapture Jerusalem. Historians believe most died en route or wound up as slaves in a cause they barely understood. To Vonnegut, it was …

Hundreds of AAP members urge Congress to protect children from gun violence – AAP News

They are not pawns – Fairfaxtimes.com

Atlanta’s Kabbage takes steps against gun violence – MDJOnline.com

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UNICEF condemns acts of violence against Palestinian children

Palestine News Network

GAZA/PNN/. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday deplored all acts of violence against Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. “In the last 10 days, three children were killed and dozens more were seriously injured in the recent tragic events in the Gaza Strip,” UNICEF’s Regional …

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UNICEF calls for the protection of children in the Gaza Strip

UNICEF (press release)

AMMAN, 10 April 2018 – “In the last 10 days, three children were killed and dozens more were seriously injured in the recent tragic events in the Gaza Strip. UNICEF … Children should never be the target of violence and must not be put at risk of violence nor encouraged to participate in violence.

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Hospitals stepping up in response to rising gun violence against children

fox2now.com

ST. LOUIS, MO – The weekend shooting death of 7-year-old boy will not pass without people taking action. St. Louis hospitals have joined together for a new program that begins later this summer. Its aim is to stop victims of violence from repeatedly being harmed. It was quiet Monday afternoon in the …

Are the millions of lives lost to abortion less important than lives lost to gun violence? – Yellowhammer News

Are the millions of lives lost to abortion less important than lives lost to gun violence? – Yellowhammer News

One of MLK’s Dreams Was an End to Gun Violence – Advocate.com

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In the face of violence: Children and hate crimes in India

Aljazeera.com

Exposure to violence can have a lasting impact on a child’s physical growth, self-esteem, and emotional and psychological well-being. A 2006 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) report (PDF) by the independent expert for the United Nations study on violence against children states “Violence …

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Officials vow to end violence against children

KUAM.com

It’s all too familiar a headline: rapes and child abuse that plague our small island community. With April marking Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention month, local and military officials took the pledge today to stop the violence that harms our most vulnerable. One is one too many.

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Tribes see improvements, hurdles as they charge non-Natives

Minneapolis Star Tribune

But gaps remain after the Violence Against Women Act allowed tribes to bring criminal charges against non-Natives in domestic violence cases. For example, it doesn’t extend to violence against children or other family members, and tribal prosecutors are urging lawmakers to expand the law to cover …

Report details impacts of tribal authority over non-Natives – WSOC Charlotte

Report details impacts of tribal authority over non-Natives – Standard-Examiner

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Culture says gun violence is OK against ‘terrorists’

The Olympian

As we fight to end gun violence at home, we must not forget to address the root cause of this violence — and no, I don’t mean violent video games. The root of domestic gun violence lies in our international practices of imperialist violence against civilians, including children. My generation, now in high …

Growing voice against gun violence: trauma surgeons – SFGate

MLK’s Assassination Reminds Nation Of Unaddressed Gun Violence – Curve Magazine

Osien: Gun violence is more than just a gang problem – Ottawa Citizen

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Nurses Support Global Campaign against Abuse of Women and Children

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

“It has put nurses in a position to look at their mandate of caring and to look at a specific area of violence against women and children,” says Chairman of the Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ), Dr. Leila Dehaney. Outlining the NCJ’s position on the initiative in an interview with JIS News at the recent …

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April is celebration of children, and need to protect them

Fairfield Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors were reminded Tuesday that every day is supposed to be a children’s day. … April as a way of memorializing the thousands of children and teenagers who die each year, and as a day to raise awareness about the continuing problem of violence against children.

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Marin Voice: Domestic and family violence hurts us all

Marin Independent Journal

One American tragedy that social workers continue to combat today is family violence. The societal goal for this grand challenge is to promote healthy, violence-free relationships to reduce violence against children and women by 50 percent over the next decade. According to the National Intimate …

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Smacking children in Australia should be made illegal to change conversation around domestic …

Illawarra Mercury

“While a degree of minor physical violence against children is still considered acceptable by many parents in Australia, there is growing and consistent evidence that corporal punishment, including ‘smacking’ is ineffective as a disciplinary measure, and is associated with a range of adverse outcomes for …

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Nurses Support Global Campaign against Abuse of Women and Children

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Nurses in the public health system have pledged to tackle the issue of abuse against women and children through the global campaign, Nursing Now. “It has put nurses in a position to look at their mandate of caring and to look at a specific area of violence against women and children,” says Chairman of …

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Why Children Are The Future Against Gun Violence

BUILD Series NYC

Children, including Emma Gonzalez and the other students from the Parkland shooting, sparked a much larger dialogue about gun violence, proving that when kids make this a top priority, things can change.

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Sexual violence against children is “a crime against humanity”, says Melanesian Primate

Anglicannews

Archbishop George Takeli, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, has spoken out after a spate of high-profile cases of sexual violence against girls in the Solomon Islands. The Archbishop, who is also Bishop of Central Melanesia, issued a statement in his role as chairman of the ecumenical …

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Jordan Implements 3-Year Plan to Reduce Violence Against Children

Al-Bawaba

The national plan, developed jointly by government line ministries, institutions, the private sector, civil society organisations, media and the UN, aims at significantly reducing physical violence against children in all settings in Jordan by transforming social norms and practices. Several relevant ministers …

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318 children killed in IHK; no one brought to justice of heinous crimes: JKCCS report

The Nation

SRINAGAR: The Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) released a report on the impact of violence on the children of IHK titled Terrorized: Impact of Violence on the Children of Jammu and Kashmir (2018). The report is the assessment of the violence against children in Indian held Kashmir …

318 children killed in IoK; no one brought to justice of heinous crimes: JKCCS report – The Nation

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March for Our Lives Shows Kids Yell Loudest Against Gun Violence

Observer

Activists were eager to start marching but took the standstill to read others’ signs and take photos. One activist held a sign that read, “Fuck your thoughts and prayers. We demand action.” A police officer in the buffer zone told her, “That’s not very nice. There’s kids around.” Another marcher would later tell …

March for Our Lives recognized gun violence in black communities. Will that continue? – Philly.com

Meet the young protesters opposing gun violence, face to face – Washington Post

In Chelmsford, hundreds join call to stop gun violence (VIDEO) – Lowell Sun

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318 children killed in IHK violence: report

The Nation

The report provides statistics, graphs, figures, and the analysis of killings of children in the last fifteen years (2003 to 2017) in various incidents of violence in IHK. With providing examples of targetted state violence against children, the report demonstrates that children have not been viewed differently by …

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Smacking children in Australia should be made illegal to change conversation around domestic …

The Sydney Morning Herald

Smacking children in Australia should be made illegal to change conversation around domestic violence … The ACT Human Rights Commission has called for clear legislation to prohibit the use of violence against children including within the family. Smacking children should be made illegal in Australia …

Reclaiming Your Life After Domestic Violence – U.S. News & World Report

Lae police prioritise domestic violence – Loop PNG

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Impact of Violence on the Children: 318 children killed in 15 years in Jammu and Kashmir

Mumbai Mirror

The pattern of killings of children in the fifteen-year period suggests that children were direct targets of state violence, as part of its stated offensive to curb uprising and militancy. At least 144 children were killed by security forces and state police in Jammu and Kashmir, which alone accounts for nearly …

318 children killed in 15 years in J&K: Report – Kashmir Observer

318 children killed in 15 years in J&K – Kashmir Patriot (press release)

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What you should tell your teens about dating violence

MyDaytonDailyNews

Research published in the journal Pediatrics gives some insight into the perpetrators of sexual and physical violence against teens. Kids who were raised in an environment of maltreatment and domestic violence were more likely to become offenders against other teens in dating relationships.

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It’s time that we all raise our voice against child abuse

The Courier-Journal

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — a time to discuss, promote awareness, to pledge and commit action against child abuse, violence, exploitation or neglect. With the growth of the #Metoo, #TimesUp and #March4OurLives movements, communities are acknowledging and tackling problems that …

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Kosovo: Violence on children has become a cause for concern

Independent Balkan News Agency (press release) (blog)

Ombudsman, Hilmi Jashari says that his office has received continuous reports for violence against children. He proposes that examples of European countries should be followed in order to have a system which enables the discovery and the treatment of children suffering of violence. /balkaneu.com/ …

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Melanesian primate calls sexual violence against children ‘a crime against humanity’

The Episcopal Church

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop George Takeli, primate of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, has spoken out after a spate of high-profile cases of sexual violence against girls in the Solomon Islands. The archbishop issued a statement in his role as chairman of the ecumenical Solomon …

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Melanesian primate calls sexual violence against children ‘a crime against humanity’

Episcopal News Service

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16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign

South African Government

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