Palembang government educates mothers on maximizing child protection
Palembang (ANTARA) – The government of the city of Palembang in South Sumatra is disseminating information to housewives in 18 sub-districts of the city on how to optimize child protection.
“To communicate this information, we are trying to promote a program to develop the capacity of housewives to protect their children, both at home, in camps and at school,” the deputy said on Wednesday. mayor of Palembang Fitrianti Agustinda in Palembang.
Based on data from recent years, several cases of violence and other incidents involving children as victims have surfaced, Agustinda said.
“Some cases concern children who have been victims of sexual and physical violence, engulfed in childcare problems and suffered neglect during their childhood,” she explained.
The child protection education program, which has been working well so far, should be re-implemented to prevent acts of violence and sexual abuse against children which are still prevalent in recent times.
The deputy mayor stressed the importance for mothers and the general public to understand the problem, so that they can prevent actions that can harm and harm the future of children and disrupt their normal growth and development.
“Through this program, housewives must understand how to protect children as well as the legal prohibitions and sanctions for acts of violence and sexual harassment against children,” noted the deputy mayor.
The head of the Palembang Office for Women’s Empowerment, Child Protection and Community Empowerment, Sadrudin Hadjar, pointed out that the child protection education program implemented in recent years years has proven to be effective enough to be implemented again.
“Through this program, we inform housewives and the general public about the protection of children and the threat of punishment for parents or anyone proven to have committed acts of violence and sexual abuse of children,” said he said.
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