Child Protection

Thursday 30 July 2020

Beyond the Shadow Pandemic: Protecting a Generation of Girls from Gender-Based Violence through COVID-19 to Recovery.

COVID-19 is exposing and exacerbating the existing inequalities that put girls at increased risk of gender-based violence (GBV).

This policy brief includes concrete recommendations for UN actors, donors, national governments, humanitarian actors, and the media to ensure that these risks are prevented, mitigated against, and responded to as an urgent priority through COVID-19 to recovery.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Kami's journey to healing and growth

After fleeing conflict in Burundi, Kami*,14, and her family relocated to Mahama Refugee Camp in 2015. Kami lives with her mother, father and two siblings. When Kami was 1 year old, she contracted meningitis resulting in cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is sometimes linked with cognitive impairment which includes decision-making and behavioral issues. To add to these health conditions, Kami endured sexual violence and defilement at the age of 14. In the past, Kami has run away from home and been sexually abused while in the community.

Monday 20 February 2017

Partners joint planning & sharing reports: vital to fortify child protection system in Rwanda.

Rwanda’s institutions engaged in child rights and protection must carry out joint planning and share reports to build a strong and sustainable child protection system.