National Prize for Children's Rights for 2016 awarded to filmmaker Anis Lassoued | Tunisia News Gazette

National Prize for Children’s Rights for 2016 awarded to filmmaker Anis Lassoued

Minister of Woman, Family and Children Neziha Abidi on Friday awarded the national prize for children’s rights for 2016, to filmmaker Anis Lassoued for making three documentary films on children from Arab villages.

Produced in collaboration with the Qatari channel “Al Jazeera Children’s Channel”, these three documentaries were filmed in Yemen, Algeria and Mauritania.

At a ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters, Lassoued said that “this prize will only motivate him to produce more works on issues related to the rights of the child.”

In this regard, he called on the supervisory authority to work with the parties concerned to launch a national television channel dedicated exclusively to children.

The insignia of the National Order of Merit for the Child Sector of 2016 (2nd category) were presented to the representative of the UNICEF office in Tunisia, Mouira Ben Amor for contributing throughout her career to organise activities and programmes for children.

On this occasion, the Minister indicated that awarding these prizes is part of the celebration of the national year of childhood for 2017.

The objective, she said, is to highlight the efforts of the officials responsible for the promotion of the rights of children in Tunisia, recalling in this respect that Tunisia occupies the first rank on the Arab and African scale on children’s rights.

She underlined that her department remains committed to giving all the necessary interest to the promotion of children’s rights, citing in this sense the creation of the “My Childhood” fund, whose objective is to combat regional disparities and protection of children and the revision of the Children’s Rights Code.

Source: TAP News Agency

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