COVID-19 Pandemic And Violation Of Child Rights
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 2115-2118
AbstractIn today's world, COVID-19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented global health, humanitarian, socio-economic, and human rights crises. Across the globe, the pandemic has adversely affected a large number of people including children. It has multifaceted impacts on children including the psychological, mental, physical, social, and cultural. It has posed a serious threat to children's rights to survival and development and the highest attainable standard of health. The pandemic has also exposed children to an increased risk of experiencing physical and psychological violence, including maltreatment and sexual violence. The shutting down of schools and the decision of shifting traditional classroom to a digital platform is not only increasing learning inequality among children but also pushing a large number of children out of schools due to the digital divide. All these factors together have contributed towards the violation of the rights of children. The present paper, therefore, is an attempt to examine the extent of violation of child rights during the COVID19 pandemic.For the present study, all relevant information is collected from the secondary sources of data.
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