23.09.2011 - Mr George Theofanous,
Goodwill Ambassador for the ONE in FIVE Campaign in Cyprus was interviewed
on the very popular Cyprot channel, Sigma TV.
Mr Theofanous introduced the aims and messages of the Council of Europe
ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual violence against children and explained
his involvement with the organisation “Hope for Children” UNCRC Policy Center,
the campaign partner of the Council of Europe in Cyprus. He emphasised that one
in five children in Europe is a victim of sexual abuse and that in Cyprus a high
number of cases of sexual violence against children have been reported.
In the interview, Mr Theofanous described the efforts of the organisation
“Hope for Children” to promote the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign
and to raise awareness of these important issues in the society at large,
so that teachers can talk to children in schools, and parents can make higher
efforts to protect their children.
He added that the Minister of Labour is committed to take actions by
creating a strong legal framework that would protect children and
tackle sexual violence.