Prevention of child abuse conference kicks off

15 Sep 2019
POSTED BY Basma Al Zadjali

September 2019, Muscat, ONA:  Today, the Sultanate of Oman is hosting the Sixth Arab International Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN OMAN 2019) at the Oman Exhibition and Convention Center.

The three day conference is being held in cooperation between The Sultan Qaboos University, Ministry of Social Development, The Children First Society and the UNICEF office in Oman, with an attendance of 400 international experts, officials and high level guests from over 35 countries.

The conference aims to advocate for the rights of children and the further prevention of child abuse (including children with disabilities) at a national level, and to identify community efforts in order to enhance child abuse prevention and child protection programs.

Furthermore, it also aims to share the best practices and innovations on the prevention of child abuse to recognize areas of improvement in existing child protection services, and to transfer knowledge, skills and interest to the next generation of young experts in the field.

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