—-The Media Network on Child Rights and Development (MNCRD) has cautioned stakeholders in Livingstone not to treat children as possessions.
MNCRD Projects Manager Prisca Sikana said children have rights just like other human beings and as such it was detrimental for parents to treat them as personal property.
Ms Sikana urged parents to be supportive of children if they have to realize their full potential since children are vulnerable and dependent on adults for survival.
She said this today during a stakeholders workshop on children’s rights at Wasawange Lodge in Livingstone.
Ms Sikana also appealed to Journalists to engage actively in meaningful children’s rights programs as these help to improve the position of children in society.
"We need journalists to engage actively in meaningful child rights programs to help improve the position of children in society because we believe this will in the long term make society acknowledge and respect their rights," she said.
Meanwhile, Ms Sikana discouraged discrimination against children especially those with disabilities and emphasized the importance of stakeholders undertaking actions that are always in the best interest of children.
The Media Network on Child Rights and Development is a non- governmental organization that advocates for the upholding of child rights through the media.