Since its beginnings Global Infancia has witnessed violence in all its forms (physical, psychological, sexual abuse and trafficking etc.) towards children and adolescents as an almost normal and accepted social practice in the adult world that requires substantive and sustained intervention.
Recent studies show that in Paraguay 6 out of every 10 children are victims of violence. This reality consistent with results of regional and international studies and has become a topic of global combat to which our country and organizationare not a stranger.
Law against corporal punishment
Global, together with the National Secretariat for Children and Adolescents(SNNA)and other institutions, organizations of civil society and international organisms that integrate the Intersectoral Commission for the Prevention and Treatment of Violence against children and adolescents (Mesa Pais), shaped to follow the recommendations on a world report on violence at the UN, it’s driving a process of discussion and lobbying for the enactment of the Law over the treatment of children and adolescents.
From this initiative, actions are made in the National Parliament, with institutions, organizations of civil society, media, children and adolescents among others.
The naturalization of certain forms of violence towards children and adolescents requires deeper analysis, knowledge and studies that affect a change in conscience and conduct in respect to the said habits at the end of installing a culture of good treatment.
In this sense, actions of training and advocacy are articulated directly through activities to groups and individuals, as in the case of the Codenis (Municipal Councils for the Rights of the Child and the Adolescent).
In this way, working with public institutions of health and education, operators of justice, referents of the National Secretariat for Childhood and Adolescence (SNNA), departmental secretariats, members of the Intersectoral Commission for the Prevention and Treatment of Violence against children and adolescents (Mesa Pais), Parliamentary Front for Childhood and Adolescence, Codenis, organized children and adolescents, among others.