International Day Of Innocent Children – Victims Of Aggression

by Angela Bekiaris
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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

On June 4 each year we celebrate International Day Of Innocent Children – Victims Of Aggression. According to www.un.org, it started on August 19, 1982, at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the General Assembly, “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression”, decided to commemorate this day each year. 

The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse, and according to www.un.org, this day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.

Long-Term Consequences Of Child Abuse

Child abuse – whether physical, mental or emotional – has many negative impacts. We share just some, courtesy of www.bluknot.org.au:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Suicide attempts
  • Eating disorders
  • Use of illicit drugs
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Dissocation
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Personality disorders
  • Poor mental health
  • Unhappiness
  • Poor physical health
  • Medical diseases
  • Broken relationships
  • Isolation/social disconnection

Did You Know?

According to www.blueknot.org.au, victims of child abuse and neglect are more likely to commit crimes as juveniles and adults.

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