International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

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2022 DateJune 4, 2022
2023 DateJune 4, 2023
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression History

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was proclaimed by the United Nations General assembly on August 19th of 1982. The observance recognizes the pain that many children suffer during times of war. The UN affirms that during wars, the most vulnerable are always the ones who suffer the most. Children are victims of physical violence, abduction, sexual harassment, and even murder. The United Nations states that they are committed to defend the rights of all children. The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression occurs yearly on June 4th.

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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression Facts & Quotes

  • According to the UN, more than 1 billion children around the world are affected by violence. This violence costs societies up to $7 trillion a year.
  • According to the UN, the 6 most common violations against children around the world are:
    1) Recruitment and use of children in war
    2) Killing
    3) Sexual violence
    4) Abduction
    5) Attacks on schools and hospitals
    6) The denial of humanitarian access
  • Children need peace and protection at all times. The rules of war prohibit the unlawful targeting of civilians, attacks on schools or hospitals, the use, recruitment and unlawful detention of children, and the denial of humanitarian assistance. When conflicts break out, these rules need to be respected and those who break them need to be held to account. Enough is enough. Stop attacks on children - UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression Top Events and Things to Do

  • Hear some of the stories from people who suffered violence when they were growing up.
  • Donate to charities that help end violence against children. Some examples include the End Violence Fund and World Vision.
  • Watch a movie that depicts life for children in war-torn countries. Here are our suggestions:
    First They Killed My Father (2017)
    Beasts of No Nation (2015)
    War Witch (2012)

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression - References and Related Sites

www.un.org: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

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