Moves to eradicate child prostitution in coastal belt
COLOMBO: The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) will
educate children and their parents on eradicating child prostitution in
the coastal belt, Government Information Department sources said.
The sources said the NCPA will raise awareness among children and
parents through documentaries, lectures and posters.
They will be educated on the negative impacts of child prostitution.
Steps will be taken to educate the whole community in the coastal belt.
Educating children involved in child prostitution and their parents
is not successful because they are not willing to take part in awareness
raising programmes and hardly participate in them, sources said.
The NCPA has also made arrangements to appoint Child Coordinating
Officers at regional level.
These officers will prevent child abuse, child prostitution and child
labour while ensuring the well-being and safety of children at regional
level. They will also monitor vulnerable children.
The second phase of appointing Child Coordinating Officers will
commence from the Moneragala district on July 29.
It is expected to appoint these officers covering 4,000 villages in
the Moneragala district.