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Madame Yasmina Baddou, ...
Madame Yasmina Baddou, Minister of Health of Morocco for all the support and assistance provided to PPD in the organization of the Forum in Rabat and also for the warm hospitality of the people of the Kingdom of Morocco to all our delegates from different countries gathered in Rabat for the events.
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Addressing participants, Yasmina Baddou, Moroccan Secretary of State in charge of Family, Childhood and Handicapped, said that Morocco's efforts against all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse of children will be crowned soon by the adoption of the National Action Plan for 2005-2015.
She added that her department is working with the Justice Ministry for the creation of a cell that will examine legal tools for the protection of the children, and the installation of regional centers to monitor and listen to abused children.
said this conference, like those held in the past, aim to break silence and the taboos in connection with the children sexual abuse and raise awareness on the need for fighting this phenomenon.
part, director of International network ECPAT, Tabataba* Zohreh explained that out of the 55 African countries having ratified the protocol on the protection of the children, only five have developed national Action Plans, in spite of the precarious conditions of children in the continent, mainly because of wars, absolute poverty which concern more than half of the population and the pandemic of the AIDS disease which records the highest rates in Africa.
Calls for 'adequate measures' to protect children from sexual exploitation
Rabat, Dec. 13 (MAP)
Prevention, awareness campaigns and parental education are crucial to encourage children that are victims of sexual exploitation and their families to talk "so that we can be able to protect them," said Moroccan
Secretary of State in charge of Family, Children and Handicapped persons, Yasmina Baddou
"The national action plan for children protection, that is being finalized, contains a section dedicated to provisions aimed at protecting children from sexual exploitation," said Baddou
in an interview published Monday by "L'Opinion" in the wake of the Arab-African conference on fighting sexual exploitation of children (December 14-16), to be held in Rabat.
deplored the lack of studies on the sexual exploitation of children, noting however that "Morocco is not a privileged destination for sexual tourism.
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The government's strategy for fighting the phenomenon of street children is based on judicial, social and educational axes, underlined Yasmina Baddou, Secretary of State to the Minister of Social Development, Family, and solidarity.
The first axis relates to a national plan of action for street children, the elaboration of which had been the subject of a broad debate among the different actors in this humanitarian field, Baddou said, responding to an oral question in the House of Advisors.
She pointed out that the plan gives enormous importance to street children, as this category of the Moroccan society is the most susceptible to various forms of deprivation, exploitation and delinquency.
The second axis, she said, pertains to the national programme "Idmaj" (integration), launched in partnership with the competent sectors, local collectivities, and associations working in this field.
said that in the first phase, the programme will target Casablanca, Rabat, Salé, Mohammedia, Tanger, Tétouan and Marrakech.
also stressed that the third axis revolves around a pilot project, the first of its kind, to create a mobile service for urgent social requirements.
State Secretary in charge of Family
, Children and Disabled, Yasmina Baddou
noted that the government has set up an action plan to fight AIDS, promote a qualitative education and protect children against all forms of exploitation and violence.
The government has also launched a project to build child protection units to follow up children who are victims of violence and exploitation, she
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Outgoing Health Minister Yasmina Baddou said that the services would benefit 8.5 million people living below the poverty line or considered "at risk".
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Moroccan Health Minister, Yasmina Baddou announced a new strategy to bring reforms to the health care sector in Morocco.