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Fairy tale wolf stamps to raise awareness of violence against children

Fairy tale wolf stamps to raise awareness of violence against children
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StampNews.com is glad to inform that United Nations Post released a special fairy rale wolf stamps in order to raise awareness of violence against children. The issue consists of six items that were released and put into circulation on the 5th of June.

Violence against children and adolescents occurs everywhere – at home, families, schools, communities and public places. It occurs during conflict and even in times of peace. It manifests itself in its most prevalent forms of domestic and sexual violence.

Violence also occurs in the form of child marriage, denying girls access to formal education, forced labor and trafficking. Just because you can't see violence, it doesn't mean it isn't there. We must make the invisible, visible. This was the underlying message as UNICEF launched a global initiative to end violence against children and adolescents in July 2013.

The initiative urges collective action to end violence against children, highlighting the fact that violence is everywhere, but often happens out of sight or is tolerated due to social and cultural norms. Under the banner 'Make the invisible, visible', the initiative aims to raise awareness as a first step toward modifying attitudes, behaviors and policies.

Violence can be prevented. Formulation and implementation of strong laws, backed by services for protection and strong communication interventions for social and behavior change is vital to guaranteeing respect for the fundamental rights of children and adolescents, most notably their right to security and violence-free life. Protecting children is at the heart of UNICEF's mandate. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child specifies that every child everywhere has the right to be protected from all forms of violence.

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