Child Protection

Many secondary school students perform a role-play about child abuse Africa. The students formed a drama group that tours several district spreading child rights & health messages.
What is the challenge?
Physical and psychological violence against children and youth is a fundamental breach of human rights and prevents children from reaching their full potential. This includes child abuse and gender-based violence as well as trafficking, working in hazardous conditions, bullying and corporal punishment. Violence is a complex and deep-rooted problem; comprehensive strategies with a wide range of actors, including children themselves, are needed to tackle it.
What are we striving to accomplish?
African Australian Network supports prevention and mitigation efforts to protect children from all forms of physical and mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment and exploitation, including sexual abuse in the home, at school, in the community and in emergencies. We encourage and actively enhance the participation of children and youth in their own protection. We are building child protection into all our programs and advocate for child protection throughout statutory and customary law. We will lead by example and ensure African Australian Network staff and partners understand the need for prevention against violence, the importance of child protection and have rigorous child protection procedures in place.

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