UNICEF challenges families on implementation of Child Rights Act

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has challenged parents on their responsibilities of proper upbringing of children in order to reduce rate of child rights violation in Nigeria.

Mrs Sharon Oladiji, the Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF, made the call on Friday in Abuja.

This is coming as the World marks the Convention of the Rights of the Child at 30 (CRC@30).

Oladiji emphasised that implementation of the Child Rights Act start with families.

She noted that majority of the problems we have in the country with regard to child rights violation emanate from the family, adding that if a child is well brought up issues of molestation and abuse, among others, will not occur.

“The huge problem we have is the family and home and everybody came from a family; “when you raise a child well he goes out to become a good child, when a child has problems in the home he goes out and demonstrate it,” according to her.

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