聯合國兒童基金會國際親善大使大衛.碧咸拍攝新片 呼籲停止針對兒童的暴力行為

 

聯合國兒童基金會國際親善大使大衛.碧咸拍攝新片 呼籲停止針對兒童的暴力行為

[NAMES CHANGED] On 8 March 2016, Priyanka Pruthi, a UNICEF producer hugs 9-year-old Minda and 12-year old Analyn, at the Marillac Hills Centre in the city of Muntinlupa, in Metro Manila, Philippines. The government-run shelter is a safe haven for girls who have been physically and sexually abused, with many exploited through livestreaming of child sexual abuse and the sex tourism industry. The girls live at the shelter while their cases are being processed through the judicial system, but because a case can take several months to many years to resolve, this is where many girls will spend their youth, away from their families. The girls often perceive the rescue efforts as a punishment because they have been removed from their families. The children live in large group homes where they sleep in dormitories, share meals and attend classes, which are provided not only in reading and writing, but also in sewing and computer literacy and ethics.

Minda, 9, was rescued with 5 other children during a police raid in October 2015. Her mother has gone to prison for her active role in her daughter’s participation in live streaming child sexual abuse.

Analyn, 12, was rescued from her home in Mindanao and brought to a government shelter along with her 2 sisters in November 2015. A brother remains at home with the family. She began participating in live online pornography shows for foreigners online at the age of 10 after a neighbour approached her with the offer of money. “I was 10,” she said. “I was called by my neighbour; there was a computer in the computer shop and then he/she made me say ‘hi’ to the computer’s camera [webcam]. At first I was scared, but my neighbour urged me to do it, so I went on with it. Then the foreigner would ask us to do another act. When the foreigner tells us to do something, we just follow and do it. When the foreigner says ‘get naked’ then we strip off our clothes [and] then we show our breasts.”

“It wasn’t ok,” she sai

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紐約/香港,2016年12月5日——聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)國際親善大使大衛.碧咸參與錄製的震撼短片於今天發布,指出身心虐待可對兒童造成永久傷害。

在UNICEF這段60秒長的短片中,碧咸身上呈現兒童遭受暴力對待的動畫紋身。碧咸本來的紋身代表快樂或重要的回憶,但數以百萬計的兒童身上卻留下不願刻上的烙印——長期遭受暴力對待和虐待的傷痕。短片描繪男童和女童在本該安全的地方,如家中、學校、網上、社區,遭受暴力對待的常見畫面。

碧咸說:「當我和UNICEF啟動『7基金』時,我許下承諾,要盡我所能為兒童創造更安全的世界,並提出破壞兒童生活的議題,包括暴力。每5分鐘,在世界某個角落,就有一名兒童死於暴力,還有數以百萬計的兒童面對遭受身體、精神和性虐待的危險,他們的童年有可能因此被永遠摧毀。去年,我和UNICEF一同到柬埔寨探訪。在那裏,我親耳聽到當地孩子講述他們遭受可怕暴力。聽到他們的故事,及看到暴力留下永不磨滅的傷痕後,我感到震驚。兒童不該承受暴力。然而,在世界各個角落、家裏、學校、街道,兒童卻在遭受暴力對待。我希望新項目能喚起人們關注這個迫切問題,並發起行動。暴力對待兒童是錯誤的,我們需要一起停止暴力。」

碧咸透過U-報告(一種通訊工具,可讓青年提出影響他們生活的議題),邀請青年回答有關暴力對待兒童的問題。超過19萬名來自22個國家的「U-記者」回答問題,當中三分之二表示親身經歷過身體或言語虐待,或知道別人曾經歷虐待。當被問及他們認為誰是最常施以暴力者時,當中超過3成「U-記者」認為是警方或執法人員,29% 認為是同齡人,28% 認為是父母或監護人,9% 則認為是老師。

約8萬名「U-記者」提出了解決社區暴力的建議。一名24歲來自菲律賓的「U-記者」說:「我會讓別人聆聽自己的聲音,讓身邊的人知道周遭發生的事情。如我無法單靠自己停止社區暴力,我會尋求別人協助。」

暴力會影響兒童各方面的生活,甚至禍害他們的下一代。針對兒童的暴力行為會讓全球每個地區及社會付出沉重代價。

UNICEF執行主任安東尼‧雷克說:「暴力和虐待會對兒童的生活及未來造成嚴重的負面影響,包括傷害身體、損害心理健康,甚至影響大腦的健康發展。我們保護兒童免受暴力傷害時,同時也防止個人悲劇發生,並建立更強大、穩定的社會。得到像大衛.碧咸這樣具影響力的倡議者幫助,加上兒童和青年的聲音,我們正邁向結束世界各地暴力對待兒童的目標。」

暴力不是無可避免的。UNICEF提出7個有效策略,幫助停止針對兒童的暴力行為:加強支持無暴力觀念、加強執法、為兒童創造安全環境、為父母和監護人提供支援、提高家庭收入以減少貧困、加強社會服務、培養兒童的生活技能。

大衛.碧咸和UNICEF鼓勵人們在社交平台分享這段短片。

大衛.碧咸已擔任UNICEF國際親善大使10年。他在2015年2月啟動「7基金:UNICEF大衛.碧咸基金」,致力幫助世界上最弱勢的兒童。同年,碧咸到訪柬埔寨,並在當地遇見遭受暴力對待和虐待的兒童。他們的故事讓碧咸深受感動,他隨後出席聯合國大會時,呼籲世界各國領導人以兒童,尤其是最貧困的兒童,為新可持續發展目標的核心。