Chinese Version of Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (2019) Released
Issuing time:2022-07-13 14:43
Chinese Version of Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (2019) Released in Chengdu
On May 28th, 2022, the Launching Ceremony of 1000 Science Lectures on Disaster Prevention and Reduction in 2022 for public welfare, as well as the press conference of the Chinese version of Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (2019) was held in Chengdu branch venue as scheduled (“Ai Le Yuan”, Jinhua Road, Jinjiang District). The grand gathering is aimed to mark the National Day of Disaster Reduction and Prevention and to raise children’s safety awareness and emergency capability, so as to ensure that children can receive guaranteed assistance in face of disasters.
The press conference was held by combining live streaming and offline meeting with supporting activities. During the live streaming, the Chinese version of Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (2019) and the platform presenting knowledge about disaster prevention and reduction were officially released, simultaneously in Beijing and Chengdu. Next, Shen Xuhui, a researcher from the National Institute of Natural Hazards of the Ministry of Emergency Management, gave a core science lecture on the topic of “Traveling with Zhang Heng-1 Satellite over 20 Years”.
In the offline meeting, Wang Liao, Secretary-General from IACCR, made her work report and honored outstanding volunteers, one of whom named Song Xueying made a speech on behalf of all the others. At last, Ying Shi, a secondary researcher from the Public Service Department of the Sichuan Earthquake Administration delivered a closing speech.
In “Ai Le Yuan” Square, the organizer also set up 10 science popularization booths, with which various activities were initiated to promote emergency rescue for children as well as disaster prevention, reduction and relief, and an opportunity was provided for people to experience how to “escape safely and utilize the self-rescue caravan”. In this way, concepts of disaster prevention, reduction and relief and child protection were furthered multi-dimensionally.
The “self-rescue caravan” makes it a reality that professional training in the base can be accessible to ordinary people. The real fire scene can be vividly created in the mobile fire-escape venue, where residents are provided with adaptable training, effectively transforming knowledge and memory into daily behavior and habits.
Teenagers also experienced interactive activities like a flying chess game themed on anti-drug and the exhibition of 18 simulated drug models. It is aimed to inform those teenagers of information and hazardous effects of drugs with interesting games, so that they may refuse and keep away from drugs and grow healthily in concerted efforts.
Aunt Wang from Chenhui Community said emotionally after participating in these activities: “Amazing! It not only attracts attention and love to children, but also enhances everyone’s sense of security and happiness.”
Shou Xianping, a volunteer of the Working Committee for the Care of Children from Jinhua Road, was deeply touched: “I am very proud of being involved in protecting children, meanwhile I willingly take the significant responsibility to continue my efforts in protecting our next generation.”
The person in charge of the undertaking organization said that children are one of the most vulnerable groups in public health crises such as natural disasters and epidemics. The press conference of Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (2019) and related activities was launched to call on child protection workers, volunteers and people from all walks of life to respect and protect children to the full extent. What’s more, more and more people are expected to dedicate themselves to the career of child protection and finally to protecting and improving children's well-being!
The conference is guided by the Division of Disaster Monitoring and Reduction of the Emergency Management Department and the Division of Public Service of the China Earthquake Administration, held by the China Association for Disaster Prevention, and also co-organized by Social Governance Committee, Civil Affairs Bureau, Emergency Bureau, the Women’s Federation, the Red Cross, Jinhua Road Working Committee and Ai You Xi Community Cultural Development Center of Jinjiang District in Chengdu. What is notable is that the conference is fully supported by the Office of Emergency Management in Sichuan Province, the Sichuan Earthquake Administration, the Working Committee for the Care of Children in Jinhua Road, the Communist Youth League Working Committee in Jinhua Road of Chengdu Jinjiang District, the Institute of New-era Civilization Practice of Jinhua Road and Social Work Service Station of Jinhua Road.