child protection

child protection

European Commissioner Neven Mimica and Lumos founder J.K. Rowling have called for international collaboration to address the issue of the high numbers of children – at least eight million – who are suffering abuse, harm and neglect in orphanages and institutions around the world.
Children and youth in Botswana face the risk of a particularly insidious and destructive type of human rights violation, child sexual abuse (CSA), due to their unique socio-economic, cultural, traditional and developmental circumstances, and their physical and mental immaturity.
The project focused on improving the response to and prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) cases by improving mechanisms, providing quality services and reporting. The project targeted its activities towards the most relevant stakeholders - general public to raise awareness on their rights and responsibilities and on available services; service providers that are responsible for handling CSA cases; traditional leaders, Village Child Protection Committees and policy makers.
The project aims to improve child rights legislation and protection, as well as the provision of social support, in Uzbekistan. It will do so by strengthening cooperation among Civil Society Organisations, communities and public authorities in the promotion and protection of child rights, through a community-based model of social support provision. Overall objective is to contribute to improvement of child rights legislation/ protection and social support in Uzbekistan.
In light of the EU Anti-trafficking Day, the issue of orphanage trafficking is being examined at a high-level discussion hosted by the Cabinet of Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in partnership with Lumos.  There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating how girls and boys are trafficked in and out of orphanages and other institutions. These children are often unregistered and uncounted – leaving them exposed to the risk of trafficking.
The overall objective is to ensure that girls and boys right to protection from abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence is protected, is respected and fulfilled in armed conflict affected communities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Round of discussions conducted with children in one of the communities covered by the project;
To support the rights of children, by supporting initiatives and actions increasing the protection of children against all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.
Le projet intervient sur l'ensemble des enfants victimes et/ou vulnérables à la violence en ciblant particulièrement la violence basée sur le genre, les risques liés aux mobilités et le handicap et ce aussi bien à l'école que dans les familles, dans la rue et sur le lieu de travail. Objectifs et résultats attendus Le projet se développe sur 4 axes:
A Human Rights-Based Approach to Child Protection: Changing Social Norms and Engaging Civil Society to End Violence against Girls and Boys in Belize.

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