The first phase of the campaign is being organised in collaboration with Unicef and Dubai Judicial Institute.
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
The Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA) has launched a comprehensive educational campaign about the Child Rights Law (Wadeema) targeting social workers and teachers in Dubai schools along with parents and children.
The first phase of the campaign, which will last till the end of the year, is being organised in collaboration with Unicef and Dubai Judicial Institute under the theme of “My right”.
The campaign was launched at a ceremony held in The School of Research Science in Al Warqa in Dubai as the speakers said the campaign aims at spreading the legal awareness about the child rights among childcare providers from various sectors, especially the educational sector.
Maitha Al Shamsi, CEO, Human Rights Sector, CDA while talking to the media highlighted the essence of the campaign, “The campaign’s workshops will introduce the UAE Child Rights Law explaining its various articles and details and highlighting several cases about child rights protection, abuse and negligence. The workshops will also educate the participants about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child that the UAE signed in 1997.”
She further said that spreading the knowledge of children’s rights and the responsibility of each of us in protecting them is a must, stressing that protecting children rights is not only about the children but about also about the safety of society and the prosperity of the future.
“Child protection is a special priority in the national agenda of the UAE, our country is committed to providing a safe environment that ensures serious development for children’s capabilities and talents; we take all the appropriate steps in the areas of health and education and in all fields to meet the psychological, social and cultural needs of children.”
In an effort to share its pioneering experience with the world, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), showcased its “Global Benchmarking Framework and Data Set for Online, Open, Smart and Technology-enhanced Higher Education” while participating in the UnescoMobile Learning Week 2019, held recently in Paris.
The UAE called on the UN to hold Member States accountable for terrorism financing during a UN Security Council Open Debate on combating terrorism financing presided by France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Two of six shelters across the UAE have enhanced their collaboration against all forms of violence against women and children through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic healthcare organisation dedicated to transforming lives, today announced the launch of the third edition of the annual Ramadan campaign ‘basma’, smile in Arabic, in partnership with hospitality, leisure, and retail outlets across the UAE.
Saudi King reaffirms Kingdom's ability to deal with the effects of cowardly attacks which do not only target vital installations of the Kingdom, but also target global oil supplies.
Key stakeholders in child welfare have strongly recommended a more socially-driven and collaborative approach to create community awareness to ensure child safety.
Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut who is preparing to take off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sept.25, said, “This mission is a great responsibility upon me, through which and the other future missions, I will do my best to help enrich science and knowledge with scientific experiments that will be conducted on the ISS in partnership with the competent teams from different countries.”
Dr Abdulaziz Almusallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute of Heritage (SIH), revealed details of the 19th edition of the Sharjah International Narrator Forum at a press conference organised by the institute on Tuesday morning in the SIH offices. The forum is expected to commence on Sept.24 at the Sharjah Expo Center and will last for three days.