Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | November 21, 2012
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TELL initiative gives abused children a voice


Guyana has launched an initiative aimed at encouraging children to disclose any form of sexual violence towards them.

The TELL Scheme project will also provide education designed to promote disclosure and prevention, and to develop community-based interpersonal communication activities so as to reduce children's vulnerability to sexual violence.

Government said the TELL Scheme initiative forms a part of a larger effort of social transformation aimed at building a culture of disclosure and that parents, teachers, religious leaders, health workers, police officers, community members, and social workers are now expected to prepare themselves for the culture of disclosure and be better able to handle the revelations made to them.

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