Nonviolence Publishes Statement on Int’l Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
On the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, Nonviolence Incorporation (Freemuslim Association) published a statement that reads as follows:
Following reports, which drew global attention to the devastating impact of armed conflict on children, in 1997 The General Assembly adopted a Resolution on the Rights of the Child. It was a landmark development in efforts to improve the protection of children in conflict situations. This signaled the start of a new consensus among all countries, on the need for dedicated attention, advocacy and coordinated effort, by the international community, to address the vulnerabilities and violations faced by children in conflict-related situations.
In recent years, the number of violations perpetrated against children have, in many conflict zones, increased. More needs to be done to protect the 250 million children living in countries and areas affected by conflict. More must be done to protect children from targeting by violent extremists, to promote international humanitarian and human rights law, and to ensure accountability for violations of the rights of children.
Nonviolence Incorporation (Freemuslim Association) urges all developed countries to play their role as advocates of the rights of children in conflict zones, making sure that children are kept away from armed violence in all parts of the world.