#Entesaf organization Condemns the occasion of the International Day for the Prevention of Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Violence against Children, November 18
Statement of condemnation by the #Entesaf organization on the occasion of the International Day for the Prevention of Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Violence against Children, November 18.
The #Entesaf organization condemns the continued crimes of the US-Saudi aggression coalition countries and its mercenaries against the children of Yemen in a statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Prevention and Recovery of Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Violence against Children, which falls on November 18 of each year in order to “preserve the dignity of our children, protect their childhood, and restore their dignity.” Victims and survivors of child exploitation, abuse, and violence achieve justice and healing.
The organization denounces the high rate of violence and abuse of children since the beginning of the aggression against Yemen, as international reports indicate that as a result of the aggression, economic and health difficulties, displacement, and others, they were the cause of an increase in the sexual exploitation of children, especially in the areas occupied by the Saudi-American aggression and its mercenaries, where the rates of existing violence reached The gender is constantly increasing, as it has increased by 63% compared to before the aggression, and according to statistics, the crimes and violations committed by the forces of aggression in the West Coast region amounted to more than 727 crimes, including crimes of kidnapping and rape of children.
Targeting children is a grave violation of international humanitarian law, which provides general protection for all those affected by armed conflicts and includes provisions specifically relating to children. Children, as civilians, are protected under international humanitarian law: this includes access to education, food, health care, and taking specific measures to protect children. Children deprived of their liberty and separated from their families. Human rights law – including the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and its Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict (2000) – specifically stipulates the need to protect children from the effects of armed conflict.
The Saudi Intifada Organization and its coalition hold the United Nations and the Security Council responsible for all crimes against civilians and demand investigation and criminal accountability for the leaders of the coalition and all those proven to be involved in these crimes.