Child Protection Standards draft unveiled for discussions


November 28, 2023


Child Protection Standards draft unveiled for discussions

National Child Rights Council/File photo.

KATHMANDU: The National Child Rights Council has introduced the draft of Child Protection Standards-2080 BS for public discourse.

Today, the Council sought submissions over the draft from experts and bodies concerned amidst a program here today. The draft was prepared in support of Children as Zone of Peace (CZOP)-National Campaign.

According to Council member secretary Bam Bahadur Baniya, the Standards aim to prevent violence against children in various areas in line with the Act relating to Children -2075 BS (2018).

The Standards will be applicable to service providers, the private sector, factories, industries, and schools, according to CZOP general secretary Tilottam Poudel.

CZOP former Chair Rajesh Sharma said the Standards proposed to discourage probable incidences of violence and sexual harassment, torture, and inhumane activities against children and to forward legal proceedings against such offenses. He demanded the endorsement of the draft and its implementation.