Τρίτη, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2013

“I have the right to be a child!” December 11: International Day for Children


                                                                                                                              Written by Ellen Kalisperati
                                                                                                                                              Sociologist

There is nothing more beautiful heartwarming than the purest laugh of a child.
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On 11 December is the International Children's Day. Children all around the world, regardless of their color are celebrating their childishness. In our country children are the first victims of the economic and social crisis. Certainly we ought to fight for the protection of their rights and eliminate all forms of violence, exploitation and racist or discriminatory behavior against them. More specifically, till now there have been recorded several incidents where children’s rights are being violated. The situation in Greece according to the National Centre of Social Research, according to the Social Portrait of Greece 2010 children and adolescents live in destitute conditions. Although Greek households with underage children fall in absolute numbers, the number of poor children has increased steadily. Today, 23.3% of children aged 0 -17 years old live in poverty, on the margins of society, and the rate is growing.

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