All forms of violence committed against children, their families, and their communities seriously threaten or affect their wellbeing and long term development. UNICEF urgently calls for appropriate action to be taken to protect human rights and ensure security for all, particularly children. Furthermore, we demand that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
UNICEF reiterates that that the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by Haiti in 1994, obliges the government and the people of Haiti to defend children’s rights and ensure their protection.
UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Augustin, UNICEF Haiti, +509 245-3525 ext 223, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Tom, UNICEF Haiti, +509 245-3525 ext 276, email@example.com