MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
November 20th is International Children’s Rights Day
Today Friday is International Children’s Rights Day. The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989. The family policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Marcus Weinberg, explains:
“The well-being of our children is always our top priority. Every child has rights and special needs that we must take seriously and take into account. That is why we are doing everything we can to further strengthen child protection.
The increasing number of child welfare risks is particularly depressing. For this reason we are working flat out on a reform of Book Eight of the Social Security Code. We want to eliminate systemic and structural malfunctions in child and youth welfare and resolutely counteract the high number of child welfare risks. It is imperative that we strengthen the families affected early on, precisely and based on their needs. These families must be sensitized and motivated to accept low-threshold help in order to prevent escalations such as violence, neglect or mistreatment and the removal of children from their families.
With the law to combat sexual violence against children, which we are currently discussing in parliament, we will ensure that our children will be significantly better protected against abuse in future. This law is a milestone in the fight against child sexual abuse. “
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.