Vietnam bolsters efforts in child abuse prevention hinh anh 1Children learn to draw pictures at a nursery school (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam has put forward various measures to bolster the efficiency of child abuse prevention in the time to come, according to a Government report submitted to the National Assembly (NA).

The Government stated that it has completed policies, legal documents, and programmes in the field and considered joining the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, among others. 

Timely actions by relevant agencies and local authorities also strengthen public confidence and contribute to efficiency in completing the task, it said.

The fight against the social evil continues to receive due attention and support from international organisations, paving the way for Vietnam to carry out international commitments related to children’s rights. 

Relevant agencies have been asked to pay heed to child protection and keep a close watch on the implementation of policies and regulations in the sector. 

They are also requested to integrate targets on fulfilling children’s rights into the socio-economic development plans of localities and the country as a whole.

The NA is asked to review related issues in child protection in draft laws, ordinances, and resolutions, in keeping with the 2016 Law on Children.

Vietnam is home to nearly 24.8 million children, of whom about 11.9 million are girls.

From 2015 to the end of June 2019, some 8,710 children were sexually abused, murdered, injured, or kidnapped.

More than 1 million fell victim to child labour, with about 501,000 not going to school./.