AGAINST CHILD ABUSE.
FOR THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN.
They are kicked, beaten and tormented and a child dies every three days. Right here among us. Child abuse is still a distressing part of everyday life in our country: One in every six children suffers from physical violence and abuse and has to live with it (and survive). This moves us and touches a painful nerve.
Often, action is not taken until a crime has already been committed and children have suffered psychological or physical injuries that could have been prevented. There are wide-ranging reasons for this. We are not interested in pointing fingers or assigning blame, but rather in bringing about new conditions to underlie and guide child and youth welfare. Our actions are based on the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In our opinion, this should be part of Germany’s Basic Law (the German Constitution). Special attention should be afforded to Article 19, which is concerned with violence against, as well abuse and neglect of, children.
WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE.
Our supreme aim and objective is to fundamentally improve protection of children in Germany, but also internationally. The Deutscher Kinderverein wants to serve as a knowledgeable opinion-leader and driving force in the task of lobbying on behalf of children against child abuse.