Our children must know about good and bad touch: Shireen M. Mazari

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Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said the children must know that touches that keep them safe and touches that hurt their bodies or feelings such as hitting, pushing, pinching, and kicking.

Speaking at an event to spread awareness about child abuse, the minister emphasized that teachers should play their role by teaching children to speak out when someone touches them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable.

She further stated parents are required to learn parenting for children skills to understand children’s feeling and emotions.

While addressing the parents, teachers and children, Mr. Khuram Shahzad Nawaz, MNA, appreciated the endeavors of Ministry of Human Rights for awareness and sensitization on child abuse.

He pointed out that child abuse is a universal phenomenon and most of the cases are unreported. Present Government is fully cognizant to address the issue of child abuse through available possible means.