UNICEF launches training aimed at protecting children's rights
NUR-SULTAN, 28 December 2020 – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan has launched a series of training events aimed at raising public awareness of children's rights, preventing violence against children and promoting a friendly approach in highlighting the problem of protecting children of migrant families.
Compliance with high professional ethical standards in the coverage of children's problems in the media plays a critical role in promoting children's rights. The interests of the child should always come first. Children's dignity and rights must be respected. That is why the first training event on the ethical coverage of issues and problems of children in the media and social networks was held on 22-23 December in an online format with the participation of media and bloggers from the cities of Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Aktobe, Aktau, Kostanay, Shymkent, Ust-Kamenogorsk, as well as from the Almaty region. During the training, the participants became acquainted with international practice concerning the legally and ethically correct coverage of cases related to children. Kazakhstani cases were also deeply analyzed.
The second training event on the rights of children of migrant families will take place next year, in January, with participation of the representatives of akimats, NGOs, media and bloggers. Local and international experts will talk about the problems faced by children of migrant families in Kazakhstan, how they solve these problems and how Kazakhstani legislation protects the children’s rights.
The third and final training event is planned for January–February 2021. As part of the final training, international experts will talk about the problems of violence against children. They will demonstrate to representatives of akimats, NGOs, the media and the blogosphere how to develop a communication strategy, as well as the stages of conducting communication campaigns aimed at raising awareness and preventing violence against children.
“We are confident that the media and bloggers can not only cover the situation with children's rights in Kazakhstan, but also actively promote them in the public space. The media and social networks shape public opinion and set the information agenda. They have enormous potential not only to highlight problems, but also to prevent them by actively promoting positive changes in existing social norms. We are grateful to the Government of Kazakhstan for supporting our initiatives,” said Arthur van Diesen, UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan.
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