18 November World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse
Our activities aimed to guide children living in risky areas on the outskirts of the city.
We chose as a field of action a school in the region and we made a presentation on the subject.
We guided children on how to identify potential risk situations, how and where to report, and the importance of prevention.
As part of the dynamic, a questionnaire was applied (120 children) to assess the degree of assimilation of the information provided.
After the evaluation of the questionnaires: we obtained the following results.
91% Do you know what child abuse is?
30% Once you witness child abuse, do you know what to do? 70% Have you ever heard of child abuse cases?
30% Do you know where to go?
60% Have you ever heard of prevention?
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In 2002 we came in contact with the actions of the WWSF, with on-line world distribution of the United Nations Convention regarding children that has the goal of preventing the sexual abuse of children and adolescents.
Since that time, every November 19, the CIAF promotes the communication of the this Convention by distributing material from the WWSF that favours a culture of the prevention of sexual abuse of children.
We are working in the schools. It is essential that children themselves know how to defend themselves, where to get help and how to communicate their distress. That is why we have are people go into the schools that are frequented by the children we get at the CIAF.
Today, the WWSF not only speaks out against the abuse but also against the violence waged againts youth and this is closely linked with the actions of the CIAF and that is the reason why we are still involved with this endeavour that now happens in 77 countries today.