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Kyrgyzstan forms headquarters to curb child abuse

Kyrgyzstan has created headquarters to curb abuse and violence against children. Press service of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan reported.

Headquarters have been formed in the offices of plenipotentiary representatives of the government in the regions, district state administrations and city halls.

According to the ministry, household visits are made to detect children left in care of elderly parents, relatives or acquaintances.

The Ministry of Social Development asks citizens to be more attentive to the people around them and at the first warning signs of ill-treatment, beatings, violence against children, inform the headquarters or call 111 helpline.

Earlier, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev instructed to strengthen measures on prevention of abuse and violence against children and to resume the work of district headquarters.