UNICEF calls on political parties to ‘vote for children’

13 May 2015
Source: 
Daily News

'Daily News' reports that United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Turkey has launched a campaign titled “Vote for Children” before the June 7 general elections, calling on all political parties to include children’s rights issues in their election campaigns. 

UNICEF has called for equal opportunities for girls and boys, inclusive policies for all children and investment in and empowerment of children within its campaign.

UNICEF presented a number of other measures to be taken to improve the rights of children, including enhancing equality among children and adolescents by addressing gender-based discrimination, combatting gender-based violence, especially violence at home, sexual abuse and exploitation, honor killings and last but not least, increasing the legal age of marriage to 18 and introducing stricter legal conditions while monitoring exceptions.

 

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