CAIRO: The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood listed 25 cases of violence against children from July 1 to 10, Youm7 reported Tuesday.
NCCM General Secretary Azza el-Ashmawy said the council received 11 complaints on its help lines and monitored another 14 cases by observing different media outlets. She said the cases included murder, rape, kidnapping, child trafficking, neglect, and torture.
Ashmawy said despite the council’s continual efforts to raise awareness against violence, it still witnesses an increase of these cases. The problem is not in the quantity of the claims but in their content.
NCCM confronts severe issues such as “a father who sexually harasses his daughters to punish his ex- or current wife to force her to obey him.”
Coordinator of NCCM child help hotlines Ahmed Hanafy said in June the council had 20 phone lines to receive complaints regarding children issues, according to Veto Gate news.
The council’s current policy aimed to make suggestions for drafts in the field of child causes, he said and that NCCM has three axes to receive complaints; email, phone, and postal mail.
The council announced on its website that they listed 47 cases of violence against children from June 1 to 10, 30 of them received through the helpline. Another 40 cases were physical abuse, 12 cases were verbal abuse, and six were sexual violence.