IRR for protection of children in armed conflict signed
MANILA, Philippines — The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Special Protection for Children in Situations of Armed Conflict Act was signed Tuesday by representatives of government agencies and non-government agencies in Quezon City.
The law, signed on Jan. 10, aims to offer protection to children, who are victims of armed conflict, from all forms of abuse, violence, neglect, cruelty, discrimination and other conditions.
The measure also mandates the State to prevent the recruitment, re-recruitment or grave child rights violations against children involved in armed conflict.
Among the agencies that attended the ceremonial signing are Council for the Welfare of Children, UNICEF Philippines, Armed Forces of the Philippines; Child Rights Network; Department of National Defense; Department of Education; Commission on Human Rights; Department of Interior and Local Government; Department of Health; Department of Justice; Philippine Commission on Women; Philippine National Police; and Department of Social Welfare and Development. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)
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