Children in the southern province of Ben Tre discussed issues their rights and State policies for children with local officials at the second annual Children’s Forum on June 29.

The forum, held as part of the month of action for children, focused on the theme of preventing violence against and abuse of children.

Students from primary and secondary schools in nine districts and towns as well as children from social welfare facilities presented their opinions and messages regarding issues of their interests such as beating or exploiting children, and discrimination against disadvantaged kids.

The forum is held with the aim of making children better aware of their rights and role in society, as well as creating a chance for government officials and policy makers to understand children’s wishes and needs, thus improving the building and implementation of policies targeting children.-VNA