China to set up a special guardian system for abused children

14:55, February 18, 2011      

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Officials from the All-China Women's Federation announced on Feb. 17 it will join with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to establish a temporary guardianship system for battered children in 2011 and carry out related research.

Currently, efforts to care for victims of child abuse continue to encounter obstacles, Children rescued from human traffickers who have not been claimed by their parents need temporary homes until their parents can be located and child victims of violence also need guardians after being removed from abusive households.

The All-China Women's Federation held a joint conference to discuss women and children's problems on Feb. 16.

Song Xiuyan, the first member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation and a member of the ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China, indicated that a total of more than 10,000 trafficked women and children were rescued last year. There were nearly 3,700 people arrested for trafficking in women and children.

For trafficking in women and children as well as other issues, the All-China Women's Federation will promote a temporary guardianship system for battered children to protect their related rights.

By Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online
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