聯合國兒童基金會就菲律賓禁毒行動影響兒童權利發表聲明

 

聯合國兒童基金會就菲律賓禁毒行動影響兒童權利發表聲明

[NAME CHANGED], On 12 March 2016, a group of children play ing-round-the-rosy?outside their home at a shelter in the Philippines. Three of the children and their older sister, Rosalyn (not pictured) are among 7 siblings who were rescued during a cyber crime police raid police 6 years ago when their parents were caught forcing the two oldest girls to participate in live streaming of child sexual abuse in their home. Despite her young age, Rosalyn, now 17, has assumed the role of mother to her younger siblings at the shelter.

Rosalyn remembers her childhood fondly until her parents lost their jobs at a local factory. Uneducated, they were unable to find work and the family soon sank into extreme poverty. A neighbour offered Rosalyn the opportunity to earn money by participating in live streaming of child sexual abuse. She never received money directly but noticed that her family no longer went hungry. Her younger sister began to perform online as well, and the family economic condition improved to the point that their parents were able to purchase their own computer system. The parents, under the direction of the neighbour, continued to force their two older daughters to participate in live streaming of child sexual abusein front of a webcam in their home. The parents are now in prison and the case is in court, pending a decision at the end of April. The youngest children do not remember their parents and Rosalyn feels conflicted and responsible for the destruction of her family. It took her a long time to understand that what had happened to her was buse?since the exploitation of children through the live streaming of sexual acts before a webcam has been normalized in their community. The children were placed in a shelter away from their community, where they receive counselling and support. Rosalyn and her older brother are now going to university and the younger children attend school. Rosalyn is an advocate for online safety, and speaks to fello

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2016年3月12日,幾個兒童在菲律賓庇護所外手拉手圍圈唱歌。

聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)駐菲律賓代表洛塔‧斯蘭德爾(Lotta Sylwander)發表聲明。

馬尼拉/香港,2017822─聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)於8月22日發表聲明,就菲律賓禁毒行動對兒童造成的影響深表關切。

據近期媒體報道,菲律賓一名17歲男子基安‧德洛斯桑托斯(Kian Delos Santos)在該國加洛幹市(Caloocan City)的禁毒行動中被警方擊斃。

UNICEF對基安的家人致以深切慰問,表示會幫助所有在此次禁毒行動中遇難兒童的家屬以及失去父母、照顧者和親人的兒童分擔悲傷。

基安的死亡事件必須接受公正和具透明度的調查。調查必須保障兒童最大權益並促進尊重兒童權利,並對殺戮和蓄意暴力侵害兒童的肇事者問責。

菲律賓政府的一切行動必須在保障兒童權益的前提下進行。無論行動的動機是甚麼,增加兒童面臨的風險或違反兒童權利的行為都不符合菲律賓作為《兒童權利公約》締約國應履行的義務。

菲律賓作為《兒童權利公約》締約國,有法律和道義上的義務促進、保護和實現每位兒童的權利。每位兒童享有的權利都不可被剝奪,他們擁有生存和發展的權利,應該被聆聽和受保護,從而免遭任何形式的暴力。所有兒童都應該享有這些權利,沒有例外。

UNICEF駐菲律賓辦事處已與不同組織和個人共同要求當局採取行動,防止發生任何可能進一步造成兒童喪生的行為,社會應當盡力保護兒童和青少年。