Changing the World: Making Non-Violent Childhoods a Reality
Today, Prince Daniel of Sweden, a President, several Ministers, and many professionals and experts are celebrating the achievements in the Baltic Sea Region where 10 out of 11 countries have laws against violence against children including in the home setting.
These countries have also been involved in the Non-Violent Childhoods programme aiming to strengthen the implementation of the laws. The world needs this inspiration showing that it is possible to change attitudes and behaviour.
Some of the countries in the region has seen dramatic changes with hitting children being normal only some decennials back until today when a smaller percentage of children are affected.
However, all over the world too many children and young people are harmed in their family environment and in their community.
Look at the statement from Linas Kukuraitis, the Minister of Social Security and Labour, Lithuania: ”We no longer discuss issues like how many times is it appropriate to hit our wives, husbands, or mothers to make them listen. Nor do we discuss how long should we be hitting animals to make them submit, yet we have had long discussions on violence against children”. The Non-violent Childhoods programme is launching Guidance reports and a campaign. “After all, dignified citizens can only mature in countries which provide their families and children with effective assistance”. Changing the World: Making Non-Violent Childhoods a Reality.
The CBSS is going blue #goblue
to celebrate the upcoming Universal Children's Day 20th Nov, to support an end to corporal punishment of children in all settings, and to promote the #nonviolentchildhoods
More on: http://www.childrenatrisk.eu/nonviolence/
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