Like a before and after. This is how a good part of the political parties and organizations have defined the Organic Law for the Comprehensive Protection of Children and Adolescents against Violence that Congress approved this Thursday by a comfortable majority. The norm is pioneering and responds to the demands that the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child made on our country more than ten years ago, when he demanded a comprehensive framework to protect minors. One in four have suffered violence in their home, according to Save the Children; and every three hours a complaint is filed for sexual abuse. The figures speak of a more frequent reality than it seems, but they do not paint a complete picture: most of this violence goes unreported and remains silenced and unpunished, warn children’s groups.
75% of sentences for sexual abuse of minors do not disqualify the aggressor for jobs with contact with children despite being mandatory