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Feature: Making communities safe haven for children

Tacloban City (February 16) -- Put an end to child sexual abuse and exploitation; making communities safe haven for children.

This is the focus of this year's National Awareness Week for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation with the theme "Sexual na Pang-aabuso sa Bata: Nangyayari Saan Man, Anyo ng Karahasang dapat wakasan" (Child Sexual Abuse: Happening Everywhere, this Form of Abuse Must be Ended).

The annual observance of the National Awareness Week seeks to help make the communities a safe haven for children by making the people aware of the problem of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The annual observance also seeks to instill in the minds and hearts of the general public respect for the laws and ordinances related to the welfare of children and the proper surveillance and reporting of suspected cases to the DSWD or to the law enforcement authorities.

The various Women and Children's Concern Desks at the PNP offices are full of reported cases of violence against children. Thousands more remain unreported, so thousands of children remain unaided.

Among the most common violations of RA 7610, the Act Providing for Stronger Deterrence and Special Protection Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination, are rape, attempted rape, and simple seduction (the intentional touching of private parts) towards children.

The community's active involvement in realizing the threat of child abuse and exploitation, is a must.

RA 7610 defines child abuse as the "maltreatment, whether habitual or not of the child which includes any of the following: psychological and physical abuse, neglect, cruelty, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment; any act by deeds or words which debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth and dignity of a child as a human being; unreasonable deprivation of his basic needs for survival such as food and shelter; or failure to immediately give medical treatment to an injured child resulting in serious impairment of his growth and development or in his permanent incapacity or death." (PIA 8) [top]

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