On the occasion of the International Day of Child Victims of Abuse, celebrated on June 4 by the UN, the NGOs Al Karam and MekkiL ‘are mobilizing to ensure the protection of child victims of aggression, abuse, and violence.
The NGOs Al Karam and MekkiL ‘are launching the “Zero tolerance for child abuse” campaign to raise awareness of child abuse.
In this context, the proposal is to equip each child with a pocket self-defense alarm through the “Never Without My Alarm” project. In the event of aggression, children can trigger a 120 db siren, a very powerful alarm to attract attention to the surroundings, to frighten the aggressor and make him flee for fear of being spotted.
This first test stage will benefit 700 young people from the Marrakech region, the first beneficiaries being internal and external children of the NGO Al Karam, children from primary schools and young people from “Student Houses”.
The distribution of the first self-defense alarms will take place from June 1 to 4, 2021 and will be accompanied by a violence prevention approach program in schools and in public places, the two parties said in a statement. spouse.
Violence against children takes place in all settings and knows no bounds in terms of culture, class or level of education, they add, noting that children are subject to violence within institutions, at school and at home. Peer violence is also a concern, as is online harassment.
They also stress that children who are victims of violence live in isolation, loneliness and fear. They do not know where to turn for help, especially when the perpetrator is a loved one. A child’s gender, disability, poverty, nationality or religious affiliation can all increase the risk of violence, and younger children are particularly vulnerable because they are less able to report it or ask for it. ugly.