WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LAUNCHES GUIDELINES ON REPORTING ON VAC

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LAUNCHES GUIDELINES ON REPORTING ON VAC

The World Health Organization has launched guidelines that will support journalists reporting on Violence Against Children.
 
The guidelines are to support journalists report stories that inspire and bring about meaningful change.
 
Sabine Rakotomolala and Alexander Butchart from the WHO led the team that put together the hand book that will not only guide the media but also set standards in reporting on VAC. 
 
Sabine Dakota who is also a mentor of the international Center for Journalists says  the handbook focuses on solutions instead of problems.
 
"We want the world to see that there are more solutions and one day violence against children will be a problem of the past". Sabine said.
 
She adds that journalists should focus on listening to the children and families in the most sensitive not judgmental manner.
 
Samantha Morton a survivor of childhood neglect, violence, and trauma calls for urgent  action to stop the culture of violence against children and break this cycle.

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