KFORD discusses child rights
Srinagar, Nov 20: In connection with the International Day for Children a day long stake holders meeting was held at the Kashmir Foundation for Organization Research & Development KFORD here.
In a statement a spokesman of the KFORD said the meeting discussed the current scenario of child rights and protection issues in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The current situation marks a worrying nadir in the recent history of the Valley and suggests the need for NGOs active in the region to modify their approach towards an inclusive child rights framework. Prolonged violence has impacted children who face a range of psychosocial, educational and protection needs. Economically vulnerable families are especially at high risk of falling into serious deprivation and food insecurity, as well as engaging in harmful coping mechanisms, many of which are likely to put children at risk,” the statement said.
It said the state of Jammu and Kashmir had adopted JK Juvenile Justice Act 1997 to provide for care protection, treatment, development and rehabilitation of neglected or delinquent juveniles.
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