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The advocacy on child rights continues here following the death of a four year old boy last month at the hands of his step mother.

RISE Co founder Dr Jacqueline Bird insists that, the situation is as a result of learnt behaviour.

The reaction comes as RISE prepares to host a series of events here in observance for Child Rights week.

The Child Rights advocate believes that the community where the deceased child lived is culpable for the death of Milan Jn Baptiste because of its silence and failure to do anything about it before the violence act occurred.

Dr Bird says the focus of activities to observe Child rights week continues to be on sensitization of children and youth as to what their rights are, as well as the responsibilities that come with it.

She explains that the work of RISE in informing the general public on their role in upholding the principles of the United Nations Convention on child rights is especially difficult here, because a widely held misconception continues to exist.

Child Rights week will be observed here from November 13th -20th
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