Hon. President Mohamed Nasheed, MP, Speaker of the People’s Majlis, and members of the Majlis Human Rights and Gender Committee met today with a delegation of children and discussed their concerns, to mark World Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of UNICEF.
During the meeting at the People’s Majlis, the 13 children raised concerns about protecting their rights, and how the parliament can help. The children presented a booklet to the Speaker on 16 major concerns that the children face, which require immediate solutions. These include child sexual harassment and abuse, self-harm, the lack of care for children under state protection, a lack of opportunities, and the difficulties disabled children face when going out.
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