The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression celebrates the millions of individuals and organizations working to protect and preserve the rights of children. For example, the Global Movement for Children, with leadership from Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel, is an inspiring force for change that involves ordinary people and families worldwide. The ”Say Yes for Children” campaign, endorsed by more than 94 million people, calls for 10 positive actions to be taken to improve the lives of children.
This day is a time for individuals and organizations all over the world to become aware of the impact of monstrosity of abuse, in all its forms, against children. It is also a time when organizations and individuals learn from or take part in awareness campaigns centered on protecting children’s rights.
The UN International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a global observance and not a public holiday.
On 19 August 1982, at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the General Assembly, appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression, decided to commemorate June 4 of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. According to the United Nations in China, the statistics of child abuse include:
More than two million children killed in conflict in the last two decades.
About 10 million child refugees cared for by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
In the Latin America and in the Caribbean region about 80 thousand children die annually from violence that breaks out within the family.
Child abuse is now in the spotlight of global attention and the UN is working hard to help protect children around the world. One key factor is the process of international negotiation and action centered around the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed on June 4 each year. The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.
The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression celebrates the millions of individuals and organisations working to protect and preserve the rights of children. It is a time for people all over the world to become aware of the impact of monstrosity of abuse, in all its forms, against children. It is also a time when organisations and individuals learn from or take part in awareness campaigns centred on protecting children’s rights.
It is a very sad truth that in circumstances where armed conflict sets in, it is the majority of the unguarded members of the society i.e. the children, who are largely affected by the upshots of war. The six most familiar violations are use and recruitment of children in killing, abduction, war, attacks on hospitals and schools, sexual violence and contradiction of humanitarian access.
The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is celebrated on 4th June every year in India to acknowledge the sufferings of children across the globe. Several events are organized in child care organizations in the country where debates are held on the protection of child rights. Children are made aware about their rights to lead their lives with respect and dignity. Children are also taught about the moral values which are the most crucial aspect of development and growth in them. A range of activities are organized for children including cultural activities like singing and dance, motivational speeches, painting competitions etc. Children are also awarded with prizes in painting and other activities.
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression acts as a reminder of our duties to uphold the rights of children declared by the United Nations. The day is celebrated in Australia every year. Non-profit organizations in the country like Child Wise work whole year towards protecting children from exploitation and abuse. They also work to deliver education, build awareness and provide tools for empowering communities as well as individuals to prevent the child exploitation and abuse actively.