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UNICEF alarmed by violence against children and women

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2020 | 12:05 AM
Kagoshima
Kagoshima

THE EDITOR, Madam:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is deeply alarmed about the recent spike in violence against children and women, including shootings and other violent incidents that have caused serious injury and death.

UNICEF is particularly concerned about reports of young children who are being victimised. These acts of brutality against innocent children are deplorable and unacceptable.

The launch of the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence, last year, was an important milestone. UNICEF is appealing to the Government of Jamaica to accelerate these commitments to protect Jamaican children. UNICEF stands ready to continue supporting this effort.

UNICEF is also urging everyone across the society to do whatever they can to help protect children and women from all forms of violence and abuse.

Mariko Kagoshima

UNICEF Jamaica Representative