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'App to help children against abuse on the anvil’

‘App to help children against abuse on the anvil’

Lana al Wreikat, Unicef representative to the sultanate, spoke about the want to concentrate on defending children in college. “An app for helping children who face abuse is on the anvil. It will be named ‘My Protection’. It will help those being abused to report the issue. Police, Public Prosecution, psychologists and cybercrime specialists too will be part of the app. A hotline will also be available in the app to solve problems.”

The 3-day congress is becoming hosted by Unicef Oman in partnership with the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Ministry of Social Development, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and Children First Association at the Oman Convention &amp Exhibition Centre.

Held below the patronage of H H Dr Sayyida Muna bint Fahd al Said, assistant vice chancellor of International cooperation, SQU and founder and chairperson of Children First Association, the congress aims to offer a platform for a worldwide point of view on study, very best practices, and innovation to market youngster protection, attracting shared experiences of planet renowned academics and specialists, as nicely as regional scholars and specialists.

Around 400 specialists, experts, and higher-level officials from more than 35 nations about the planet are participating in this congress. Other higher-level officials present in the course of the occasion incorporated Dr Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children and H E Dr Yahya bin Badr bin Malik al Ma’awali, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Social Development.

The occasion will also offer an invaluable chance to showcase the sultanate’s achievements in relation to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its commitment towards securing a sustainable improvement for all in pursuant to the Oman Vision 2040.

Dr Sayyida Muna, mentioned, “Through this platform, we can share wealth of knowledge and experiences at the national, regional and international levels in the field of child rights and child protection, promoting evidence-based practices in preventing and responding to child maltreatment. As many as 227 papers will be presented and we will try to imbibe the theoretical concepts into practical use. This congress aims at improving the future of the child.”

Dr Najat highlighted that 2019 is a milestone year in moving towards the realisation of the ambitious vision of the Convention of the Rights of Child and accelerating action for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Several protection themes will be addressed in the course of the forum ranging from violence against children, youngster abuse, cyberbullying, domestic violence and its influence on the nicely-becoming of the youngster, legislation and effective initiatives.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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