AMERICA/COLOMBIA - November 19 - Day Against Child Abuse in Medellin

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Medellín (Agenzia Fides) - The establishment of the "Day against child abuse", which will be celebrated on November 19, has just been approved in Medellín. The goal is to continue working to protect the rights of children as a form of social mobilization, said the leaders of the initiative in the note sent to Fides. It is necessary to identify all forms of abuse that children suffer: sexual, physical and psychological, as well as lack of attention. Medellín exceeds the national average as far as child abuse is concerned. The city has an index of violence that affects 52% of children from 0 to 5 years of age. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 19/7/2017)