LaRocque urges decisive action on violence against children
Caricom Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has urged that the region invest in evidenced-based policies and sustainable programmes to decisively address the social causes of violence against children and youth.
LaRocque, speaking to ministers in Caricom governments with responsibility for children at the opening of the two-day 23rd Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) at the Princess Hotel yesterday, called violence against children a “beast” and warned that it cannot be tamed by “piece-meal interventions.”
He also told the ministers that they owe it to their societies to approach the development of young people as a holistic, continuous process, where no one is left out. “An integrated approach – combining strong responsive and preventive measures that emphasize child care and protection, punitive and restorative justice for …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.