Draft Platform for Action
L. [Persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of] [Survival, protection and development of] the girl child
Strategic objective L.7. Eradicate violence against [girls] [the girl child]

Actions to be taken

283. By Governments and international and non-governmental organizations:

(a) [Take effective actions and measures to enact and enforce legislation] to protect the safety and security of girls from all forms of violence at work, including training programmes and support programmes, and take measures to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment towards girls in educational and other institutions;

(b) Take appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the girl child, in the household and in society, from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse;

(c) [Undertake gender sensitization training] for those involved in healing and rehabilitation and other assistance programmes for girls who are victims of violence and promote programmes of information, support and training for such girls;

(d) [Enact and enforce legislation] protecting girls from all forms of violence, including infanticide, [female foeticide/prenatal sex selection], genital mutilation, incest, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, child prostitution and child pornography, and develop age-appropriate [safe and confidential] programmes and [medical and psychological] support services [recognizing the rights, duties and responsibilities of parents and other persons legally responsible for children, and consistent with the Convention on the Rights of the Child] to assist girls who are subject to violence.


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