The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – This morning the Costa Rica Ombudsman announced its support for the group of mothers who initiated a march for this Sunday against childhood aggression.
Institutions such as UNICEF and the National Children’s Trust (PANI) are also backing the cause. President Luis Guillermo Solis and the First Lady, Mercedes Peñas, have also confirmed their participation.
Tabash Ahmed, spokesman for the Ombudsman, said that the institution is concerned about the figures from the Children’s Hospital for injured children they see.
The Ombudsman also called a meeting last week to all public institutions related to the care of this problem.
Each institution must submit three actions to implement in the coming weeks to combat child abuse. The following inter-agency meeting will be February 20th.
The march will leave at 9 am from the Statue of Leon Cortes in La Sabana and tour the Paseo Colon to the Children’s Hospital.
Additionally, the march will be sponsored and supported by The Costa Rica News will take place on the 15th of February (9:00am) in the Metropolitan Park La Sabana in downtown San Jose. Everybody who would like to join us and stand up against child maltreatment is invited.
During the demonstration we will release colored balloons to commemorate all the children who have been victims of abuse. Please bring your own balloons and come in white clothes if you can.
We would love to see you there! Check out the map below for the location or our Facebook invite for more details. (ADN)
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