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Saturday, 4 June 2016

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2016, June 4.

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, 4 June.
Día Internacional de los Niños Víctimas Inocentes de Agresión, 4 de junio.
Международный день невинных детей — жертв агрессии, 4 июня.
Journée internationale des enfants victimes innocentes de l'agression, 4 juin.
اليوم العالمي للأطفال الأبرياء ضحايا العدوان، 4 يونيو.

The United States Department of Justice : The National Crime Victimization Survey is a nationally representative survey of victims in the United States that's designed to provide estimates of Victimization that are representative of the population for persons ages 12 and older in the U.S.

FORUM : International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, 4 June

The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN's commitment to protect the rights of children.

The 12 recommendations form the UN Study on Violence against Children

Violent extremism represents one of the most complex challenges faced by our global community today. Our children and youth are often the most vulnerable to the scourge of radicalization and violence. The threats faced by youth and children require the United Nations to double its efforts and refine its responses to addressing the challenges of violent extremism.
In this regard, the President of the UN General Assembly will host a High Level Thematic Conversation (HLTC) of the General Assembly on 3 June 2016. The HLTC will be structured around several High Level Panel Discussions addressing the versatile nature of threats of violent extremism to children and youth, as well as examine ways to strengthen prevention efforts and reinforce existing strategies to counter violent extremism with a specific focus on children and youth.
Children and Youth affected by violent extremism
The HLTC will offer key stakeholders a platform to discuss the “push and pull” factors that may lead to radicalization and violent extremism, as well as to share good practices that promote rehabilitation and social integration of children and youth involved in acts of violent extremism.

Publications : "Toward a World Free from Violence: Global Survey on Violence against Children"

Positive developments identified in the Global Survey.

Responses to the Global Survey indicate that progress in addressing Violence against Children has been made in a number of important areas.

These include the following:

• the growing impact of sustained advocacy and mobilization efforts, illustrated by steady progress in the ratification and implementation of the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, Child Prostitution and Child pornography, and follow-up to the World Congresses Against the Child sexual exploitation and Adolescents;

• an increase in the number of countries with a policy agenda on violence against children, from 47 at the time of the UN Study in 2006 to more than 80 today;

• a growing number of States with national legislation on violence against children consisting of overall legal prohibitions or separate legislation to address distinct manifestations of violence. When the UN Study was finalized, only 16 countries had laws setting out a comprehensive ban on violence against children: today, 35 countries have a comprehensive legal prohibition;

• significant progress in the legal protection of children from sexual exploitation, with over 90 per cent of respondents indicating a legal prohibition on sexual violence against children, including prostitution, a ban on the procurement or supply of children for pornography, and a prohibition on the possession and dissemination, online or offline, of images of child abuse;

• increasing momentum around legislation banning the use of violence as a form of Punishment or sentencing. More than 60 per cent of Government responses indicated legal prohibitions in place on inhuman sentencing for children, including life Imprisonment and Capital Punishment;

• a growing awareness of the potential of the internet and mobile communication devices to raise awareness and report on violence, and the efforts of certain States to empower children and increase knowledge of the risks and opportunities associated with the online environment;

• the increasing influence of regional institutions and organizations in promoting Advocacy and shaping national policies and legislation, and their growing role as bridges between international commitments and national realities;

• growing support for children’s participation, including children’s involvement in research initiatives on violence against children;

• signs that children’s developmental stages – and early childhood in particular – are beginning to be taken into account when addressing violence against children;

• a more sophisticated understanding of how social, cultural, political, economic and environmental factors influence levels of violence against children and how, in turn, this violence is experienced by children; and

• growing visibility of violence against children on the policy agenda and in public debate, and a gradual recognition of the human and social cost of this phenomenon, together with the high social return that investment in prevention can bring.



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