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NCFC discusses children’s exposure to violence

The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) has been advocating for the rights of the child since 1994.  Love News spoke to Margaret Nicholas, the Executive Director of the National Committee for Families and Children,(NCFC) who shared where children experience the most violence.

Margaret Nicholas – Executive Director of NCFC                           

“Children experience a lot of violence in their homes because I think that home is the genesis of everything. This is where it all is and so the violence starts at home then it is rolled out into the streets and our society has really become violent and it is sad because it is widespread. Once upon a time, we used to look at one particular but now violence is all over the place and I think it has always been. I personally believe it starts with the home. The children experienced a lot of violence right in their very homes.”

Nicholas said that parents need to be better parents and NCFC is working on a parenting manual to help them achieve this. As a result of the implementation of agenda, the NCFC believes that within the next fourteen years Belize will be one of the best places to raise a child.