The Child Protection Area of Responsibility 2017 Annual Survey was completed by 20 Child Protection (CP) Coordinators, representing CP Coordination Groups in Humanitarian Coordinator or Early Warning contexts, to track trends and progress in child protection coordination and determine how the CP AoR can better support field-based coordination. Click here>> ... read more
The CP AoR is pleased to share the NEW October 2017 Mobile Programming Key Considerations and related Resource Menu.
The CP AoR Help Desk has received a number of requests for guidance and examples of mobile programming over the last several months. Thus, in response, the AoR team in collaboration with a number of field-based CP coordinators developed these key considerations to be used when deciding if a mobile approach is contextually appropriate and for design of mobile interventions.
The term “guidance” is intentionally avoided as the key considerations reflect a more immediate working document to support field coordinators. ... read more
Click here>> for the CPIMS+/Primero Key Messages, finalised October 2017 by the CPIMS Steering Committee.
The CPIMS+ is a module of the Primero software platform and is much more than software: It is part of an integrated approach to child protection information management, accompanied by a package of services and tools that are designed to promote quality case management and positive outcomes for vulnerable children.
This Key Messages document describes how the CPIMS+ can complement an already existing case management system for more... read more
In January 2016, in Dibaya, Central Kasaï, a dispute erupted over complex claims regarding customary law, natural resources, and land issues. Since then, a multilayered conflict has developed in which over 1.4 million people have been displaced, and more than 3,300 in the greater Kasaï region have died between August 2016 and June 2017. The population, particularly the children, live in a state of deep shock and panic, and many are used as combatants and exposed to sexual violence, torture, and family separation. For more on the Child Protection Situation, ... read more
<Click Here> to read the newsletter about Niger's Child Protection work on effective responses for unaccompanied and separated children and integration of child protection into nutrition interventions. The newsletter also provides an update on a recent workshop held for eight Francophone countries focusing on strengthening the role and involvement of government in child protection coordination, preparedness, and response.
Continued armed violence and the existing volatile and complex security situation make Somalia a hostile environment for children. The drought exacerbates the already precarious situation for children in Somalia. With 6.7 million people being food insecure, existing vulnerabilities of children and families are aggravated. The drought is also uprooting people, with 714,000 displaced since November 2016, adding to the 1.1 million existing internally displaced persons (IDPs). This includes 158,000 newly displaced in Baidoa and 154,000 in Mogadishu since the start of the crisis. Children’s rights and wellbeing are disastrously impacted when families are forced to make difficult decisions... read more
The first of four Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE) / Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) trainings has started in Ecuador. The first training is in Pedernales: one of the earthquake-impacted areas. Next, the training will be repeated in a 3-day training in Esmeraldas, then in Quito, and then in Lago Agrio.
The facilitator, Iune Baravalle is on loan to UNICEF Ecuador from her secondment from the Danish Refugee Council to UNICEF Columbia.
Another CPIE / CPMS training will be... read more
Sanchia Thimanna is a student of Development Studies at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is currently working on her master’s thesis which deals with the education of adolescent girls belonging to vulnerable castes and tribes in India. Preivously, she has worked with children in slum clusters and their access to quality schooling, and in a leprosy-afflicted rehabilitation village on children with physical and cognitive impairments. It is our privilege to welcome Sanchia to the Global Child Protection AoR as our new intern.
An estimated 10.2 million girls and boys are at imminent risk of violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect, and death from severe acute malnutrition as result of famine currently affecting more than 5.8 million in South Sudan as well as the food crisis in Somalia, causing 6.2 million more to be food insecure. This food crisis may extend to Ethiopia and Kenya, putting an additional 8.3 million people at risk. There is urgent need to ensure children’s specific needs are taken into account with both stand-alone actions and enhanced mainstreaming and integration efforts.
Existing vulnerabilities of children and families are exacerbated in famine, particularly in conflict-affected... read more
Word from Michael Copland, the Global CP AoR Coordinator
CP AOR Governance
As part of the development of a new governance structure the CP AoR is reaching out through coordination groups to local agencies to ensure the level of contribution of local actors is better reflected in the CP AoR structure which in turn is better aligned and connected with regional and country level through direct representation. The process is detailed but will hopefully lay the foundations for the CP AoR to further enhance the quality of field services as well as advocacy and... read more