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In efforts to end the cycle of violence against children in any place, World Vision Development Foundation, Inc. (WVDF) has joined the Child Rights Network (CRN), a coalition of child-focused organizations, to push for a law that would protect children from any forms of corporal punishment.
The pending bill, known as the Anti-Corporal Punishment Act of 2008, is based on the premise that each child, like adults, must enjoy human rights. It calls on the state to exercise its responsibility in promoting and protecting the physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of children.
“The issue of corporal punishment is very important to us in World Vision. As a child-focused Christian organization, we believe that Jesus loves and values the innocence and simplicity of children. World Vision supports the bill because it gives importance to the protection and development of children,” says Andrea Olase, WVDF Advocacy Specialist.
World Vision is among the international agencies that took the lead for the United Nations Violence Against Children (UNVAC) report.
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