Head of the National Body for Protection and Promotion of Children (ONPPE) Meriem Chorfi broached in this conference, organized on the occasion of the celebration of the World Children’s Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, “the major steps taken by Algeria since the independence to eliminate the legacy of colonialism related to the situation of children in the country. Algeria becomes among the pioneering countries in the legislative field with the institution of new bodies and mechanisms to protect the society’s vulnerable groups.”
Dwelling on the importance of the family’s role and the need to watch children when using the platforms of social networks and electronic sites, Chorfi welcomed the ongoing efforts of the General Directorate of the National Police (DGSN) aimed at making the necessary operational mechanisms available and prosecuting offenders nationwide, especially as the partnership with the Police has “a positive and efficient effect on the guaranteeing of appropriate conditions for a secured life for children.”
She hailed the civic sense of citizens who constitute “an essential core” to ensure children’s protection, pointing out that growing volume of notifications are received by ONPPE from citizens through the green number “1111” or via different communication supports coming under the Body.
For his part, head of the National Foundation for Health Promotion and Research Development Mustapha Khiati highlighted Algeria’s experience in the protection of the society’s vulnerable groups and the mechanisms implemented by Algeria and which were fruitful on the ground through the respect of the implementation of laws in force, like the law on child protection of 2015.”