Gov't must advance commitments in national plan for children

Letters to the Editor

Gov't must advance commitments in national plan for children

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!

Dear Editor,

UNICEF is deeply alarmed about the recent spike in violence against children and women, including shootings and other violent incidents that have caused serious injury and death.

UNICEF is particularly concerned about reports of young children who are being victimised. These acts of brutality against innocent children are deplorable and unacceptable.

The launch of the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence last year was an important milestone. UNICEF is appealing to the Government of Jamaica to accelerate these commitments to protect Jamaican children. UNICEF stands ready to continue supporting this effort.

UNICEF is also urging everyone across the society to do whatever they can to help protect children and women from all forms of violence and abuse.

Mariko Kagoshima

UNICEF Jamaica Representative

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon