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President pledges Protection of children’s rights

The State will continue efforts for the full protection of children’s rights, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday after receiving the annual report by Commissioner for the Protection of Children’s Rights Leda Koursoumba.

“We will continue to take specific measures in the direction of protecting children’s rights,” the President also said.
Koursoumba said the report records the work that has been done, the deficiencies in securing children’s rights, and the changes made.

“I am pleased to say that children’s rights have entered the daily life of the society and the state, and to this end the media have contributed too,” she also said.

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The Commissioner pointed out that it was still necessary to support children in dysfunctional families, especially where there is parental rivalry and domestic violence.

On the up side, Koursoumba said progress has been made in the issue of sexual abuse, noting that now there is a modernised legislation and a national strategy in place.

Furthermore, the Children’s House is being promoted, she said and expressed hope that many problems in the area of family law will be solved.

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