PROTECT CHILDREN FROM VIOLENCE FOLLOWING ON FROM THE OSLO CONSULTATION
Dr. Mike wessellsProfessor at Columbia University in the Program on Forced Migration and Health & Nidhi Pundhir Global Advisor on Child Protection in Development, Plan International
Purpose: To enhance learning and provide further guidance on how to strengthen community-based child protection mechanisms and ensure a link to the national child protection system • Explorations of national legislations versus CBCPMs and legal pluralism. • Extent of linkages between CBCPMs and national child protection systems, including oversight mechanisms. • How to support effective participation of all children in CBCPMs. • Positive practices of CBCPMs supported by various organisations. • Cultural sensitivities CBCPMs. • Ensuring sustainability for CBCPMs. • Specific roles and responsibilities of Governments, INGOs, local NGOs, community leaders etc. in CBCPMs.
On the ground! Community action on child protection A documentary by plan international from Malawi Link is on the Plan Academy ‘Connect’ area.
Opening speech by minister of children, equality & social inclusion, ms. Solveighorne • The Norway action plan is called A good childhood lasts a lifetime. • It combines the joint effort of four ministries. • The plan has the following target areas: • prevention and good parenting • the responsibility of the public authorities • child and youth participation • cross-professional collaboration and the voluntary sector • right help and treatment at the right time • research and expertise
Her Excellency Minister Ms. Yohana Yambise, Minister, Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, Indonesia The importance of involving children, families and communities in the work of national child protection systems and in efforts to protect children become increasingly emphasized. Therefore, mechanisms managed by communities themselves need to be established to raise awareness of role and responsibility of community; and also to contribute towards prevention and response to any violence against children. Section title [enter in Footer field from the Insert ribbon]
Community chiefs take leadership • Ms. María Rosa Manobanda, President of Committee on the Health, Equity, Gender and Rights GobiernoAutónomoDescentralizadoParroquial Rural de Simiatug, Ecuador speaking on non-discrimination and gender stereotypes in community action towards protection • Senior Chief Kachindamoto from Malawi speaking on Social mobilization, communications and public engagement to support in CBCPMs
Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children This is a timely moment after the member states have finalised 2030 agenda for sustainable development which we hope will be adopted formally by UN later this month. Children contributed to the shaping of this agenda. More than 800,000 participated, the clear message is that violence is a major obstacle to child development. High levels of violence are affecting their lives, and there are different types of violence in different areas; there needs to be a cross-cutting concern. This consultation is also being held at the appropriate time as we also approach the tenth anniversary of the UN Study on violence against children.
The consultation was attended by about 70 experts including everyone from ministers and community chiefs to academics, NGOs and young people: the key points that emerged were:
But it won't all be plain sailing and a few challenges that cropped up were
Launch OF PLAN INTERNATIONAL global guidance document : COMMUNITY ACTION ON CHILD PROTECTION • https://plan-international.org/community-action-child-protection## • https://plan-international.org/community-based-child-protection-mechanisms Section title [enter in Footer field from the Insert ribbon]
The ambition from here is to go forward with a new approach that takes into account evidence of effectiveness and supports community-led approaches linked to national government child protection systems.
MANY THANKS “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together!” said Roland Angerer, Regional Director, RESA, reiterating Plan International as a committed partner in ending violence against children.