12.01.2012 - The ONE in FIVE Campaign initiated
in Cyprus by Hope for Children, acting as official Council of Europe campaign partner,
is currently also being implemented at ministerial level, since the Ministry of Labour
and Social Insurance has recently established the National Committee for the promotion
of the campaign. Chaired by the Minister of Labour, Mrs Sotiroulla Charalambous, Committee
members held their first meeting last Monday; other participants included Hope for Children
and the media.
The Minister described the role of the Committee and the goals of the Campaign to participants.
She stressed that the Campaign action plan includes actions such as the training of parents and
educators that will be implemented by all stakeholders involved. Activities will also include the
participation of children.
Minister Charalambous also updated Committee members about progress made towards ratification of
the Lanzarote Convention; she indicated that an official meeting involving governmental departments
and services will take place in February in order to identify the next steps to take in order to ratify
the Convention as soon as possible.
Having already implemented various awareness-raising activities and actions, Hope for Children informed
the Committee that as all Campaign material has been translated into Greek, action would now be taken to
disseminate the material.
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