United Arab Emirates: A special event was organised by the Child and Women Protection Department and Safety Ambassadors Council in the General Department of Human Rights at the Dubai Police Department to raise awareness of Children’s Rights.
Major General Dr Mohammed Abdullah Al Murr, a Director of the General Department of Human Rights, attended the event. The officials made remarkable statements that preserving Children’s rights is one of their Top Priorities. Furthermore, Major General, Al Murr, said that the Dubai authorities have Zero tolerance towards abusers of children’s rights in the nation.
Moreover, ”the welfare of a child is a given priority, and above any consideration in all cases received by the Dubai Police, this is per international and local laws, especially Federal Law No (3) of 2016 Concerning Child Rights “, he said.
Major Gen Al Murr ensured the public that all the judicial authorities, police forces, security agencies, civil society institutions, and welfare organisations stand together to practise all essential preventive measures to protect children’s rights and welfare.
The officials from the Dubai Police stated during the event that ”they firmly stand and believe in the responsibilities related to the importance of raising child protection and welfare awareness”.
The Child and Women Protection Department in Dubai has introduced and invented valuable channels of communication to help the victims of abuse by which the victims could seek help. The nation’s public is also encouraged to report and stand against the violations of children’s rights. The reports of the cases and identities will be kept confidential in all terms. Officials said.
The government of the United Arab Emirates further urged the civilians to seek assistance and reach out to the protection rights bodies. They conveyed that all communications would be done through safe and secure channels provided by the government authorities.
The citizens can report the incident by calling (901) call centres or the official website www.dubaipolice.gov.ae. Alternatively, there is also a digitalised way of reporting such incidents through a force’s smart app of the Child and Women Protection Department.
Ali Muhammad Al Matroushi, Lieutenant Colonel and Director of Child and Women Protection at the General Department of Human Rights, stated that they have been putting tremendous efforts into spreading awareness in Federal Law No.3 of 2016, commonly known as Wadeema’s Law.
Col, Matroushi further said that ”various solutions have been drawn to assign and set up roles among the involved parties with the sole aim of educating the people towards how to preserve the human rights”. He added that our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment to the children of the nations”. The other very influential and primary step towards the purpose is training the students and children to become safety ambassadors and raise awareness among their peers in their respective communities.
Meanwhile, Fatima Al Beloushi, Head of the Safty Ambassadors Council at Dubai Police, said that ”the protection of children’s rights is a shared responsibility between all the other bodies of the society including children themselves,”
The schools, educational institutions, and civil societies associations are working together to raise awareness about child abuse cases”. ” Dubai Police have been working day and night to set planned strategies to support and protect children’s rights from harm and violence.” Al Beloushi said.