New Life Centre, Northern Uganda, FH

Context: Post-conflict, returning formerly-abducted child mothers Objective: To transform the lives of formerly-abducted child mothers and other vulnerable child mothers in Northern Uganda and expand the capacity of local churches and communities to provide further support in this area. The New Life Centre worked to rehabilitate these women and girls through counselling, the provision of a nurturing and loving … More New Life Centre, Northern Uganda, FH

Interim care and reintegration for children associated with armed forces

Boys and girls who are recruited by armed forces or armed groups in conflict can be used as combatants but also in active support roles such as spies, porters or informants, or for sexual purposes. Children associated with armed forces are exposed to violence and are often abused, forced to use drugs, exploited and injured. … More Interim care and reintegration for children associated with armed forces

Good Treatment Campaign, Latin America – Viva

Context: Communities where violence against children is widespread Objectives: To raise awareness of the importance of protecting children and treating them well To encourage adults to commit to ‘good treatment’ of children   Why this project? In Viva’s Latin American network locations, violence against children had become normal and an everyday occurrence. The Good Treatment Campaign … More Good Treatment Campaign, Latin America – Viva

Youth friendly space, Philippines – PCMN

Context: Typhoon, emergency response Objective: To reduce protection risks to young people by providing a safe space and access to activities and support mechanisms specific to youth aged 10 to 15   Why this project? PCMN noticed that young people were not being reached by other child protection programmes set up in the response to Typhoon … More Youth friendly space, Philippines – PCMN

Child friendly spaces, Syria – LSESD

Context: Internal displacement in a conflict-affected area Objective: To improve the safety and psychosocial well-being of vulnerable children in Syria through equipping local partners with the resources and training necessary to provide safe spaces for the protection and care of children affected by the conflict   The project: The child friendly space (CFS) focuses primarily on activities for children … More Child friendly spaces, Syria – LSESD

Little Friendly Space, Iraqi Kurdistan

Context: Conflict-induced displacement, camps Objective: To provide safe child friendly activities for at least 200 children aged 3 to 5 in a refugee camp, and 200 children aged 3 to 5 in an IDP camp, and improve children’s safety and psychosocial well-being Why this project? The NGO was already running child friendly spaces (CFS) in partnership with UNICEF … More Little Friendly Space, Iraqi Kurdistan

Family tracing and reunification

Children separated from their parents and families are at increased risk of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. The basic assumption, until tracing efforts demonstrate otherwise, should be that a child has someone with whom he or she can be reunited. When should we use family tracing and reunification? In any emergency situation where children are unaccompanied … More Family tracing and reunification

Strengthening child protection systems

Emergency situations can weaken national and local child protection systems, expose the need for strengthening these systems, or can temporarily overburden better-functioning systems. Programmes which seek to support and strengthen the local and national capacity to respond to the protection needs of children can be effective in building long-term capacity to respond and helping to … More Strengthening child protection systems