Violence still practiced against children [Archives:2004/797/Local News]

December 9 2004

By Fahmia al-Fotih
for The Yemen Times

Recently a number of studies have revealed that there is much violence practiced against children. A number of workshops and symposiums have attempted to combat this growing problem, and the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood held a special workshop to discuss the outcomes of a study on the violence against children in Yemen.
The participants were divided into four groups, to discuss violence in the local community violence at home, violence in schools violence among juveniles.
Fatihia Mohammed Abduallah, assistant secretriate-general, said in statement to The Yemen Times “this study has tried to analyze the real situation of violence against children either in the family and school or between children themselves. The aim of this workshop is to display the efforts and outcomes of the study that a number of academics and researchers from Sana'a University have carried out and supervised it.”
She added “the study has found that there is really violence practiced against children but we cannot consider it as a big phenomenon. We in the Higher council for Motherhood and childhood are going to announce the results of this study in two workshops.”
She concluded that “the results, along with other results of other Arab countries will be sent to United Nations for review. Accordingly there will be plans and strategies to handle the violence in all different levels.”