National Child Protection Week is held annually. In 2022, the events are scheduled from September 5 to September 11. Despite active state policy and the activities of public organizations, the topic of the safety and homelessness of children remains relevant. Moreover, there are many low-income families in society that remain vulnerable to social problems. The mission of the holiday is to intensify the efforts of the authorities and society to protect children.
The annual celebration is attended by the National Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the police, and community organizations. Such events are common in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Throughout the week, activities are carried out aimed at preventing child abuse. This problem was recognized as quite serious, and that no one paid attention to for a long time.
The inappropriate treatment of children was noticed for the first time at the beginning of the 19th century, when studies were published confirming harshness on the part of teachers and employers. Gradually, the situation changed, but even in the 21st century, the problem persists. In the second half of the 20th century, child abuse research developed into a separate academic field, and laws were written to protect the rights of minors.
- According to statistics, every fifth child death occurs due to cruelty.
- About 90% of victims of maltreatment know perfectly well who committed the crime and even trust this person.
- A child who has experienced abuse is more likely to become violent as an adult.
- Unfortunately, more than half of child abuse cases remain unregistered.
How to take part
Try to join in solving the problem, which is still acute, and affects many countries. There are a huge number of public organizations in the world; take part in their activities. Read about the problem, understand the nuances and legislation, and share the information on social networks.
When is National Child Protection Week in 2023?
National Child Protection Week is observed on September 5 each year.