Vietnam takes heed to prevent child abuse

In response to the global initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children in Family and School, Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training yesterday launched the same campaign in Hanoi

Vietnam takes heed to prevent child abuse

Vietnam is the first country in Asia and the second in the world to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1990 yet corporal punishment is causing public anger.
Averagely, over 2,000 Vietnamese kids are suffering violence and abuse. As per the Ministry of Public Security, there are 3,000 - 4,000 cases of violence against children yearly, including the murder of 100 children and 1,000 cases of child sexual abuse which have been detected.
Meantime, as per the World Vision Organization’s survey in the northern provinces of Yen Bai and Tuyen Quang showed 44 percent of children have violently punished and23 percent of them are beaten, slapped.
In the new hot line 18001567’ report, of 689 violence child cases, six over tenth are corporal punishment with four cases in family and two cases in schools. (Hot line 18001567 provides consultation and assistance to children 
Lately, many cases of child abuse in families and school stirred anger in the public. Corporal punishment badly affects on a child’s mental heath and his development.

By staff writers - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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