Council of Europe adopts strategy focusing on eliminating all forms of violence against children
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 16 /Trend, E.Mehdiyev/
The Council of Europe has adopted a new strategy to implement fundamental standards to protect and promote children's rights. It will provide guidance, advice and support to its 47 member states on how best to bridge gaps between standards and practice, the Council of Europe website reports.
The strategy will focus on four main objectives, including promoting child-friendly services and systems (in the areas of justice, health and social services); eliminating all forms of violence against children (including sexual violence, trafficking, corporal punishment and violence in schools); guaranteeing the rights of children in vulnerable situations (such as those with disabilities, in detention, in alternative care, migrant or Roma children); promoting child participation.
In fulfilling these objectives, the Council of Europe will continue to act as the leading organisation in the field of children's rights.