Thursday, November 27, 2008
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, during his speech at the opening ceremony for World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, in Riocentro, asked to stop hypocrisy. “Parents should be aware that giving sex education at home is as important as giving food and shelter”, stated he. The President also emphasized the importance of dealing with this issue in the curriculum of schools. “We have to stop the hypocrisy that prevents sexual exploitation from being properly dealt with and fought against.”
Here is an important link to the work of this international conference.
And here as well.
All that remains to be said is that there are only two nations which have yet to ratify the first unanimous human rights treaty in history, The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Those two countries? Somalia... and the U.S.