MOI @ ADFF

Children are the world’s most valuable resource- they reflect the state of our humanity and are the essence of our future. The UAE Government has identified the protection of children as one of its greatest priorities and firmly believes that all means should be utilized to ensure children are able to grow in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Believing that awareness has an essential role to play in this regard, the Ministry of Interior presented an award at the 2013 Abu Dhabi Film Festival called the 'Child Protection Award'. The aim of the award was to raise awareness and bring to light the importance of children’s safety and security through film. The winner of the Award received USD 70,000 and the runner-up received USD 30,000.

 The Child Protection Award is based on 14 dimensions:

 1. CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION

2. PREVENTION OF NEGLECT, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SEXUAL ABUSE & EXPLOITATION

3. CHILD PROTECTION ON ROADS & IN TRANSPORT

4. CHILD PROTECTION IN BUILDINGS

5. CHILD PROTECTION IN CRISES AND DISASTERS

6. CHILD PROTECTION IN PUBLIC VENUES

7. CHILD PROTECTION FROM TECHNOLOGICAL RISKS & THREATS

8. PROTECTION AGAINST KNOWN DANGEROUS PERSONS

9. CHILD PROTECTION IN SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

10. CHILD PROTECTION AGAINST BULLYING & PEER ABUSE

11. CHILD PROTECTION IN TROUBLED FAMILIES

12. CHILD PROTECTION IN SPORT

13. PROTECTION FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING

14. PREVENTION OF CHILD WORK EXPLOITATION

 

ADFF website :

http://www.abudhabifilmfestival.ae/en/