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UNICEF pledges continued support for creation of Child Protection system in Guyana – 30th May 2013

Screen shot 2013-05-30 at 8.36.02 PMThe United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its continued support for the creation of a comprehensive Child protection system in Guyana, as the UN agency consulted with key stakeholders on developing a ‘home grown’ approach in dealing with child protection issues.

Speaking at the opening of a work shop for Non-Governmental Organizations, (NGOs) the UNICEF representative said that child protection is an important issue and policy framers need to understand the local situation before they can devise solutions.

Minister of Human Services and Social Security Jennifer Webster, said Guyana is obligated under the Right of the Child convention, to the implementation of children rights protection programmes.

She said Guyana has been criticized for not doing enough in data collection on child abuse especially in rural communities, and according to the Minister this short coming has to change.

The workshop was held under the theme: “Joining hands for effective child care protection Services”.

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