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Hablando Con Los NIños Respecto a COVID-19

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • April 10th, 2020

Es importante que los niños busquen adultos de confianza informados para abordar sus preguntas y preocupaciones sobre el Coronavirus. Si los adultos que rodean al niño están preocupados y ansiosos, entonces esta respuesta a menudo se refleja en el niño. Para guiar a los padres / cuidadores durante estos tiempos sin precedentes, la información a continuación se ha compilado a través de recursos profesionales respetados de: Asociación Nacional de Psicólogos Escolares, Asociación Americana de Consejeros Escolares, Centro para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades y SAMHSA. Read More

Violence against children: A hidden crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • April 9th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact across the world. Efforts to contain the coronavirus are vital to the health of the world’s population, but they are also exposing children to increased risk of violence – including maltreatment, gender-based violence and sexual exploitation. As leaders of organisations committed to ending violence against children, we come together in solidarity to share our deep concern, call for action and pledge our support to protect children from violence and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on children in every country and community. Read More

Technical note: Covid-19 and children deprived of their liberty

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • April 9th, 2020

Experience from previous infectious disease outbreaks indicates that new child protection risks are likely to emerge from the direct effects of COVID-19 as well as from measures to prevent and control its spread. Moreover, existing child protection risks are likely to be exacerbated. Some groups of people are more vulnerable in these circumstances, including, as discussed in this note, children deprived of their liberty, who often have compromised psychosocial, physical and mental health issues, live in crowded or unhygienic conditions and are more vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Lessons learned from previous outbreaks emphasize the need for States to accommodate increased child protection needs when devising and implementing their response plans. Failure to address such needs or delayed implementation of coordinated responses can increase suffering, cause irreparable harm to children and can delay the recovery of whole communities. Read More

COVID-19 support for refugee and migrant children in Italy

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • April 9th, 2020

On television we see health workers in dramatic situations every day, trying desperately to cope within a strained health system. We hear the stories of people whose relatives have died, mostly elderly family members. In Italy, the elderly are pillars of society, for adults and children. The devastation we are seeing and experiencing is unprecedented for my generation, but I am conscious that I have a lot to be thankful for. Every day, I see UNICEF’s support of refugee and migrant children in Italy during the COVID 19 emergency, including adjusting to this new reality. Read More

Technical Note: Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • March 26th, 2020

Infectious diseases like COVID-19 can disrupt the environments in which children grow and develop. Disruptions to families, friendships, daily routines and the wider community can have negative consequences for children’s well-being, development and protection. In addition, measures used to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 can expose children to protection risks. Home-based, facility-based and zonal-based quarantine and isolation measures can all negatively impact children and their families.The aim of this brief is to support child protection practitioners to better respond to the child protection risks during a COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Informe 1941-2019 sobre el fenómeno del abuso sexual de menores en la Congregación de los Legionarios de Cristo desde su fundación hasta la actualidad

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • March 12th, 2020

Durante los últimos años, se ha ido adquiriendo una mayor comprensión en la Iglesia, en la sociedad y también en la Congregación de los Legionarios de Cristo del fenómeno de los abusos sexuales por parte del clero, sus causas y las gravísimas consecuencias en las víctimas. El Papa Francisco al final del encuentro en Roma con los presidentes de las conferencias episcopales de todo el mundo reconoció que “la universalidad de esta plaga, a la vez que confirma su gravedad en nuestras sociedades, no disminuye su monstruosidad dentro de la Iglesia” y, por tanto, tampoco disminuye su monstruosidad dentro de la Congregación de los Legionarios de Cristo. Como el mismo Papa afirma en este discurso, un solo caso ameritaría que fuera afrontado con la mayor seriedad. Read More

Abuso sexual infantil: perspectiva clínica y dilemas ético-legales

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • March 12th, 2020

Presentamos una revisión teórica acerca del abuso sexual infantil en Colombia, ilustrada por la presentación de un caso clínico hipotético que recoge situaciones de usual presentación en la práctica clínica cotidiana, generándose la base para realizar una reflexión en torno al tema expuesto. El abuso sexual dentro de la familia, es la forma el maltrato infantil menos denunciado, donde los agresores suelen ser varones y en 8 de cada 10 casos son los padres, esposos o parientes, según lo referido por el Informe Mundial sobre violencia y salud de la OMS en 20041. Read More

Detectando el abuso sexual infantil

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • March 12th, 2020

El trato que han recibido y reciben los niños y niñas guarda una estrecha relación con los derechos que se les otorgue. ¿De qué depende que se les conceda más o menos derechos? De un fenómeno denominado representación social. La representación social de la infancia es el conjunto de creencias de una cultura respecto a lo que es un niño. Su importancia reside en que las ideas generan realidades, porque estas ideas influyen en la manera que tienen los adultos para relacionarse con los niños. Read More

Sexual violence against minors in Latin America

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • March 10th, 2020

Sexual violence against minors is a major problem in Latin America. Children are mostly at risk in their own homes, while adolescents are at risk in their homes but also in the wider community (for instance, schools or boyfriends). However, data is very limited due to silence around the issue. Latin America is highly patriarchal, is riven by inequalities within and between social groups, and has weak judicial institutions; these are all factors that impact on gender based violence. However, governments in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Paraguay are starting to see children as individuals with rights, rather than minors under the sole authority of fathers, and are designing laws and agencies to protect those rights. Read More

Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes of Violence Against Women and Girls in LowerIncome Countries: A Review of Reviews

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • March 10th, 2020

Gender-based violence (GBV) against women and girls is pervasive and has negative consequences for sexual and reproductive health (SRH). In this systematic review of reviews, we aimed to synthesize research about the SRH outcomes of GBV for adolescent girls and young women in low- and middle income countries (LMICs). GBV exposures were child abuse, female genital mutilation/cutting, child marriage, intimate partner violence (IPV), and non-partner sexual violence. Read More