Media commended over children rights

THE media should continue highlighting different issues affecting the rights and development of children in Zambia, says Children Sentinel Trust (CST) programme coordinator Hamilton Mambo.

Mr Mambo said continued reports of injustices against children in the media sent messages that awareness campaigns against practices that are not in the best interest of children are getting to the people.

“The continued reports of injustices against children in the media send messages that awareness campaigns against practices that are not in the best interest of children are getting to the people,” he said

Mr Mambo said injustices against children had stopped being family secrets adding that the media should continue highlighting such issues so that children’s rights were not violated.

“Injustices against children have stopped being family secrets and the media should continue highlighting such issues so that children’s rights are not violated,’’ he said.

But Mr Mambo said the fact that there were still such cases being reported meant that stakeholders still had work to do to ensure that children did not fall victims to abuse.

Media reports indicate that over 150 children in Chief Nsama’s area in Northern Province aged between 10 and 14 have been withdrawn from school and married off to men much older than them within a period of six months.

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