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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2021: History and Significance

Shikha Goyal

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2021: It is celebrated on 4 June annually to highlight the pain suffered by children across the world who are the victims of physical, mental, and emotional abuse. The day affirms the commitment of the UN to protect the rights of children. 

The day celebrates the millions of individuals and organisations working to protect and preserve the rights of children. For example, the Global Movement for Children leadership from Nelson Mandela, etc. Another campaign namely the "Say Yes for Children" is endorsed by more than 94 million people. The campaign calls for ten positive actions to be taken to improve the lives of children.

It is sad reality that in some situations children are affected and violations that occur may be use of children in war, killing, sexual violence, abduction, attacks on schools etc.

This day wants to make people aware in the whole world about the impact of cruelty or abuse was done with children in all its forms. Also, to protect children's rights this day make organisations and individuals learn and take part in the campaign.

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: History

The large number of innocent Lebanese and Palestinian children being the victims of the aggression acts by the Israel’s. So, at its special emergency session on 19 August, 1982 the members of General Assembly of Palestine was shocked. Therefore, the assembly decided to celebrate 4th June as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression under the resolution ES-7/8.

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Key thoughts that reflect the celebration of the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

The main aim for celebrating this day is to spread the awareness about the pain and sufferings faced by the victims as children.

- It makes society, individual and organisations aware that what the children are going through and what could be don’t to prevent them.

- To provide each and every family justice, peace and freedom in the world.

- Childhood is authorized to special assistance and care.

- A child should get proper environment to grow and develop his or her personality with happiness and understanding.

- A child should get mental and physical maturity, special care and legal protection after and before birth.

Children are the future of our Nation. If they will face violence at young age then it will be for their whole life. Also, if children experienced abuse in young age have more chances to get involved in criminal activities. It’s our duty to preserve the rights of children and participate in campaigns or other activities to spread awareness among people against child exploitation.


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