World Day Against Child Abuse being observed in Nepal

19:58, November 19, 2009      

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The World Day Against Child Abuse has been observed in Nepal on Thursday with various awareness creating programs organized across the country with the main theme "Role of Youths and Parents to Protect Child Rights".

Thursday morning hundreds of Nepali youths marched in the rally in capital Kathmandu to advocate child rights on the occasion of two decades of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The rally organized by Children-Women In Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH-Nepal), a non-profit organization striving to protect rights of Nepali children, women and youths, was supported by other 22 non-profit organizations working in the similar field in Nepal.

During the function, children were privileged to express their experience and thoughts about present situation of children in Nepal through "children creativity advocacy programs" performing drama, poems, dance and speech regarding child rights and the present situation of children in Nepal.

According to the CWISH, there are 1.8 million Nepali children involved in child labor. Among them 127,000 children are involved in risky work and 1 million school going children are aloof from their rights for education. Similarly, 45 percent of Nepali children are victims of sex abuse.

Source: Xinhua
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