شو قولك: حقوق الطفل في الأردن | Have your Say: Child's Rights in Jordan

السبت 20 تشرين الثاني 2010

يصادف يوم ال 20 من نوفمبر الذكرى العشرين لاعتماد الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة اتفاقية حقوق الطفل. و قد اصدر المجلس الوطني لشؤون الاسرة يوم الثلاثاء الماضي وثيقة مؤشرات اتفاقية حقوق الطفل و التي تهدف إلى تعزيز قدرات الحكومات والمنظمات غير الحكومية للعمل معا في متابعة تنفيذ الاتفاقية اضافة الى تزويد المسؤولين بالاستراتيجيات والاليات المناسبة لمتابعة حالة حقوق الطفل من اجل العمل على وضع الاجراءات اللازمة لحماية هذه الحقوق.

و في العام الماضي (2009)، أطلقت جلالة الملكة رانيا العبدلله حملة “معا” لمحاربة العنف المدرسي ضد الأطفال. ما رأيك في فعالية و تأثير مثل هذه الحملة على أطفال الأردن؟ ما مدى التزام الأردن كحكومة ومجتمع ببنود اتفاقية حقوق الطفل وأخلاقيات التعامل مع الأطفال بشكل عام؟ كيف يؤثر الوضع الاقتصادي، من ارتفاع الأسعار و نسبة البطالة على كيفية تعاملنا مع أطفالنا؟ كيف تؤثر العادات والثقافة؟

November 20th marks the 21st anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Jordan’s National Council for Family Affairs issued a report last Tuesday on the indicators of this declaration. It aims to build the capacity of governmental and non-governmental organizations to follow up on implementation of the declaration’s articles and provide officials with proper mechanisms and strategies to monitor the status of children’s rights and ensure their protection.

Last year Queen Rania launched a campaign to combat school violence against children. How effective do you feel this campaign and other government programs are? How committed is Jordan, as a government and a society, to the child’s rights declaration and general ethics of treating children? How do difficult economic conditions affect the way we treat children? How do traditions and culture affect it?

  • Anonymous

    child abuse, child labor and much more is fairly abundant in jordan due to one major element: society. whether it is culture or traditions, the way children are treated has more to do with how families operate on the ground than anything else. and there are few things, people or reasons that can change this situation unless people themselves change. there are no amount of government policies or queen rania initiatives that can cause a dent in the way people think and hold true to what they believe.

    we still live in a society where people believe it is more than acceptable to beat a child (beyond mere punishment) or allow them to work in car maintenance shops where we commonly see them. and no one says otherwise. you can beat a child to the pulp and not have to worry if the neighbors will hear and call the police, or that a customer will report seeing an underage child at a construction site.

    i am sure worsening economic conditions play some role, especially when it comes to child labor, but i have a feeling that whatever the state of the economy is, children are likely to be beaten or face some type of abuse in jordan as a part of growing up.

    to a large extent, abuse has been institutionalized by the state, specifically when it comes to children being beaten at public schools. this is an ongoing tradition that has not stopped, even in the face of public declarations by the government that perpetrators of such crimes will be punished. the reason we hardly hear of any teacher being punished is because of that kind of undeclared institutionalization where the principle encourages it, the parents have no problem with it, the community accepts it, and thus the giant eye is turned away.

  • Zeidan Mohamed

    لازم نتحرك في المجتمعات الأكثر فقراً في عمان الشرقية ومحافظات الأردن- لا بد من تحسين أوضاع التعليم والمعيشة هناك حتى نتمكن من الكلام على حقوق المرأة والطفل. إن مجرد الكلام حول هذه “المثاليات” حسب تعبير بعضهم، مع رجل يخاف الجوع على أولاده، أمر قد يقترب من عدم الواقعية، إن لم نقل السخرية.
    أتمنى أن نزيد الوعي بقضية حقوق الطفل، وحقه في التربية والحنان والتعليم، ولكني أنحدر من بيئة متوسطة الحال، وعشت في عمان الشرقية طيلة فترة طفولتي، وأعرف ما هو الوضع هناك، وأنا أؤمن أن التعليم والمدرسة يسهمان بشكل كبير في تشكيل منطومة الوعي عند الأطفال وأهاليهم حول هذا الشأن.

    مشكورين يا حبر

  • Donia

    It’s true that poverty is a big problem in Jordan, and it definitely needs to be better tackled by the government. Yet children, no matter the condition they live in, have a right to know their rights and enjoy a life free from abuse and violence. It is through this awareness that we can empower children and young people to also claim their rights. No child should suffer from physical or psychological violence, neither in school nor at home. But as Naseem said abuse is widely practiced and accepted by society. So what can we do if we want to change the way the community treats its children? Just because it might be so deep-rooted in society doesn’t mean we have to sit it out.