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Source: The Holy See in the Italian

Headline: ASIA – Pandemic and the rights of the child: thousands of children driven to labour market

Bangkok – “children have the right to be protected from all forms of discrimination, exploitation and violence. The impact of the containment measures of the Covid-a total of 19 different nations of Asia, the closure of schools and the increase in stress on families cannot and must not turn into exploitation, abuse and violence on children. To support and promote the dignity and rights of children must be a priority for governments, civil society organisations, to the Churches and to all religious communities. Children must be at the centre of the response to the emergency, health, economic and social”: they have alleging the activists for the rights of the children and leaders of the Churches in asia that took part in recent days in a virtual conference, followed by the Agency Fides, organized by the “Christian Conference of Asia” on the theme “Uphold the dignity and the rights of the child in the midst of the crisis of the Covid-19”. The general Secretary of the CCA, Mathews George Chunakara, stressed that “the needs of the children in the midst of the pandemic have been invisible.” “The impact of coronavirus – claims – it could permanently damage the well-being of future generations. Therefore, it is necessary to put to assert their rights, ensuring the well-being and dignity of the child: the quality of life is a right for all children”.

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