Discrimination Harmful To Children’s Health, Education, UNICEF Warns


United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried all forms of discrimination against children asserting that it impacts negatively on their health, education and social development.

UNICEF stated this in a press release signed by its communication officer Blessing Ejiofor and issued to journalists yesterday in Gombe on the commemoration of this year’s International Children’s Day.

“The impact of discrimination on children shows the extent to which racism and discrimination impact children’s education, health, access to a registered birth, and a fair and equal justice system, and highlights widespread disparities among minority and ethnic groups.

“Systemic racism and discrimination put children at risk of deprivation and exclusion that can last a lifetime.

“This hurts us all. Protecting the rights of every child – whoever they are, wherever they come from – is the surest way to build a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world for everyone,” she said…

Source: Leadership Newspaper