Prize for Prevention of Child Abuse 2007
additional awards 2007
(US$ 500 each)
Observatorio sobre Infancia de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Observatory team decided to organize academic activities as well as awareness
activities with the University Community (12-21 November), to help understand
the issue of child abuse in Colombia:
November: Radio program by the National University of Colombia.
Members of the Observatory shared information about child abuse
in Colombia as well as the rights of the child in general. They
also invited the community to take part in the activities organized
on the occasion of the World Day. It is estimated that about 800’000
people from Bogotá listened to this program.
November: Forum-Debate on child abuse in Colombia. Political
and academic experts participated and more than 300 people attended
the Forum-Debate (teachers, students, professionals, representatives
of grass root groups, among others). It made the public aware of
the punishment child abusers face and how institutions care for
victims of sexual abuse in Bogotá.
November: A cultural event for awareness of child sexual abuse
took place in a central area that many people pass by from the academic
community (teachers, students and administrative employees of the
University). This included artists’ performances on prevention of
child abuse and the promotion of the rights of the child. They went
around campus with placards and the 2000 flyers that the Observatory
printed out to educate those that passed by on the World Day.
November: Presentation "Contributions to the UN Study on Violence
against children: three Colombian Case Study". 1 Child sexual abuse
and child sexual exploitation: voices of children 2 Training for
the promotion of positive education and elimination of corporal
punishment 3 Parameters for media coverage of child sexual abuse
and child sexual exploitation. More than 150 people attended the
November: Mobilization for action. The above-mentioned activities
were accompanied with a strong media campaign diffusing articles,
e-mail messages and posters displayed in various institutions. The
journalist team of the university wrote two articles on the World
Day for prevention of child abuse-19 November and published them
video of the 2006 campaign is available at WWSF headquarters.
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