Brother K, à propos de Violating children's rights - NGO-Report

  • http://srsg.violenceagainstchi…ocs/InCo_Report_15Oct.pdf

    "In 2012, a group of 9 influential, international NGOs plus 9 regional representatives, together constituting "The International NGO Council on Violence against Children", published a comprehensive report entitled: "Violating children’s rights: harmful practices based on tradition, culture, religion or superstition".

    The 9 NGOs were 1) Human Rights Watch, 2) Global Initiative to End all Corporal Punishment of Children, 3) Defence for Children International, 4) World Vision International, 5) Plan International, 6) Save the Children, 7) ECPAT International, World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) and 9) Child Rights International Network (CRIN). The International NGO Council works closely with the Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children.

    The report lists an extensive series of violations of children's rights, including, but not limited to, acid violence, breast flattening, child marriage, corporal punishment, eyelid incisions, female genital mutilation, forced feeding, initiation rites, rape, sex assignment of intersex children, teeth extraction, uvula cutting, and a number of other serious violations, including:

    On page 22 of the report, non-consensual, non-therapeutic male circumcision before age 18 years is described unequivocally as a harmful practice that, whatever the circumstances, constitutes a gross violation of boys' rights to protection and bodily integrity."