Hotel Resort in Krabi Ao Nang. Unicef Supporters
Gli amici dell'Unicef di Emerald Garden Resort- Frittomisto si muoveranno per contrastare e combattere gli abusi sessuali sui minori, fenomeno purtroppo in arrivo nell'area di Krabi. Aiutateci in questa battaglia ! firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emerald Garden Resort-Frittomisto Unicef friends wants to fight against the children sexual abuse unfortunately coming already in the Krabi area.
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RAPPORTO UNICEF SULLO SFRUTTAMENTO SESSUALE DEI BAMBINI
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"È difficile immaginare un ostacolo più grande di quello rappresentato dal commercio sessuale di bambini nel cammino verso la realizzazione dei diritti umani. Eppure la tratta dei bambini è solo un elemento del problema ancor più diffuso e profondamente radicato degli abusi sessuali. Milioni di bambini in tutto il mondo sono sfruttati per il sesso a pagamento. Comprati e venduti come un qualsiasi bene, fatti oggetto di commercio all'interno e al di fuori dei confini nazionali, gettati in situazioni quali i matrimoni forzati, la prostituzione e la pornografia infantile. Molti di loro subiscono danni profondi e talvolta permanenti. Il normale sviluppo fisico ed emotivo viene compromesso, come pure l'autostima e la fiducia. Alla stragrande maggioranza viene anche negato il diritto all'istruzione come pure il minimo momento di divertimento e gioco", con queste parole il Direttore dell'UNICEF Carol Bellamy ha lanciato il Rapporto sullo sfruttamento sessuale dei bambini" pochi giorni prima dall'apertura del secondo Congresso mondiale contro lo sfruttamento sessuale dei bambini, che si svolgerà a Yokohama tra il 17 e il 20 dicembre, organizzato dal governo del Giappone, UNICEF, ECPAT International e il Comitato Ong (per la Convenzione) sui diritti dell'infanzia.
E i ragazzi?
L'impatto dei conflitti armati sullo sfruttamento sessuale dei bambini
Child protection is among our highest priorities in the region. When they are given the best start in life, children grow up to be healthy and well-adjusted, both intellectually and socially.
The big picture
This map does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers.
Thailand is a country in transition changing from an agricultural to an industrial-based economy. Large disparities in socio-economic welfare remain, caused by disparities in the distribution of wealth, environmental degradation and the effects of urbanization.
The accessibility of basic services for the majority of the population is very good. Immunization coverage has been maintained at 95 per cent for the past five years. The infant mortality rate is low at 26 per 1,000 live births, while under-five mortality due to acute respiratory infections and measles has been reduced by 31 and 95 per cent, respectively, in the past decade.
Moderate/severe malnutrition is below one per cent and the incidence of low birth weight is 8.5 per cent, using Thai growth standards. Iodized salt reaches 93 per cent of the population and iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) have been virtually eliminated. There is almost universal access to safe drinking water and excreta disposal. Gross enrolment in 1998 was 91 per cent, and 93 per cent of children continue their education until end of grade six. These achievements have helped to assure the survival and basic development of children.
There is growing concern, however, about 9 million children in the second decade of life, increasing numbers of who are at risk and in need of special protection. Estimates of the number of children engaged in prostitution vary from 60,000 to 200,000. A government estimate reveals that five per cent of child prostitutes were found to be boys. Although child labour has reportedly declined from about 2.6 million in 1992, it is estimated that about 1 million children were still engaged as child workers in the first quarter of 1999.
In Thailand, mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS already infected 30,000 children, resulting 7,500 AIDS cases in children, and increased overall mortality rates among children 0 to four years of age in some areas. The prevalence of HIV infection among the 900,000 women who become pregnant each year is one to two per cent. Approximately 13,000 children are born at risk for mother-to-child transmission annually. Without interventions, 4,000 children would become infected each year, about one seventh of all new infections.
In 1998, Thailand became the first resource-limited country to implement a national programme for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT). In addition to preventing HIV within the family by building the attitudes and skills of women on communication and condom promotion, since 2000, all Ministry of Public Health hospitals in Thailand are providing services to prevent mother-to-child transmission. All pregnant women are offered voluntary counseling and testing for HIV, free of charge.
Those who are HIV positive, are offered ZDV prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child and formula feeding for infants free of charge. For the year 2002, it was reported from 863 hospitals in 76 provinces, that 96 per cent of pregnant women delivering in hospitals (543,652 deliveries) were tested for HIV and that 76 per cent of HIV-positive mothers received ZDV, while 95 per cent of infants born to HIV-positive mothers received ZDV). Thailand's PMTCT programme is estimated to reduce the average risk for mother-to-child transmission from 30 per cent to less than 10 per cent, preventing 2,500 infant infections each year. Thailand has also expanded the PMTCT program to cover care of HIV-positive mother’s family.
Sexual abuse and exploitation, and trafficking for this purpose, is one of the major problem in the country. There are many children living or working in the streets or in situations of exploitative labour detrimental to their development. While the number of mine victims is decreasing, children and parents with disabilities from mines and other causes still lack access to rehabilitation and socio-economic integration progammes, and many children with disabilities do not go to school.
UNICEF works with the government to enable social and legal systems to undertake effective preventive and rehabilitative measures for children at risk and in need of special protection
What is Child Protection?
UNICEF believes that the protection of children is crucial to their survival, health, and well-being. Unfortunately, millions of children are exploited, millions are abused, millions are victims of violence. Every day, they are bought and sold, imported and exported like consumable things. Children are forced to be soldiers, prostitutes, sweatshop workers, servants.
Abuse, exploitation and violence – disgraceful as they are – usually occur in private. They are often elements in organized crime and corruption. Only time reveals the consequences: children uneducated, unhealthy and impoverished.
UNICEF believes that everyone has a responsibility to see that children are safe. We work with individuals, civic groups, governments and the private sector to help create protective environments for them. Healthy, nurturing surroundings allow children to resist abuse and avoid exploitation. Caring environments fortify children against harm in the same way that proper nutrition and good health care fortify them against disease.
Young people like you can break the silence around HIV/AIDS and overcome the barriers to effective prevention and care. If you are committed, and have the support, you have the power to be the changing force that brings about public awareness and educates your community about the virus and how to prevent it.
First - arm yourself with the facts. You have the right to know the 10 fundamental facts about HIV/AIDS, including how to stay safe, how HIV enters the body and how to get tested. Check it out even if you’re sure you know a lot about the disease.
Curious about how your HIV/AIDS knowledge ranks? Then test it on the Awareness quiz. It’s aimed to get you thinking about HIV/AIDS and how it affects your community.
Second - spread the word. Every day is a good day to take action and be a force for change! World AIDS Day is observed around the globe with events and news to highlight progress being made against the disease and to remind people how much still needs to be done. It can be a great day to start your activity and create new HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programmes.
Do it now!
As a young person, and a member of the generation with the highest rate of new HIV infections, there are many actions you can take to help stop the spread of HIV.
You have a responsibility and can be a powerful force for change!
The Sangha Metta monks demonstrate compassion in action in assisting orphans
Emerald Garden Resort
90 Moo 3 - Ao Nang - Krabi - Thailand
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