The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative to Jamaica has expressed concern about the level of violence against children in the country.
Speaking at the National Children’s Summit this morning (August 15), Mariko Kagoshima, noted that her agency has taken note of several challenges facing the nation’s children.
She explained that most concerning among those challenges is the problem of violence against children.
The national children’s summit is a biennial event held by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UNICEF.
More than 1,200 children from state institutions and student-based organizations participated in the summit, which was held under the theme: ‘Empowering Children, Uplifting Jamaica’.