Area of Responsibility
In times of crisis – whether caused by armed conflict, sudden onset disaster, or an epidemic – children face significant protection concerns. Thus, our aim, as an Area of Responsibility within the Global Protection Cluster, is to lead the coordination of child protection efforts in humanitarian settings in order to ensure children in emergencies are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence.
2020 Response Plans
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Read more about support available from the CP AoR
The Starter Pack for Child Protection Coordinators and Information Management Officers is a set of core tools and examples, useful for those just starting out in these roles.
The Help Desk is a remote support service for members of the CP AoR and country-based coordination groups.
The CP AoR provides in-country coordination support through a variety of options, including the CP AoR Field Support Team (FST).
Capacity development is about enhancing the capacity of Coordinators and Information Management Officers to coordinate humanitarian responses.
Read about our vision, mission and goals in the Child Protection Area of Responsibility 2020-2024 Strategy.
Our initiatives aim to develop or improve operational standards and the capacity of the child protection in emergencies workforce.
Organisations that are interested in improving child protection in humanitarian action can join as an associate or general member.
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Tuesday 6 October 2020, 14:00 – 16:00 Geneva Time There is a growing body of evidence that MHPSS is vital in the delivery of protection services. Yet, there are still several obstacles for MHPSS to produce the desired high impact. This sessio...See this event
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Interested in seeing how #humanitarians can use Cash & Voucher Assist to support #GBV risk mitigation in emergency situations? Join the @GBVAoR1 at the #protectionforum2020 on Monday 21st September @ 14.00 Geneva time. Register here👉👈
One way of engaging with #HumanRights mechanisms is by reaching out to Special Procedures Mandate-Holders. Three are speaking today🔉 👉@cejjimenez (#HumanRights of #IDPs) 👉@smullallylaw (#Trafficking in persons) 👉Khaled Hassine, (#olderpersons) #ProtectionForum2020
How do we address #protection and human rights issues? By engaging with existing #humanrights mechanisms. How can we do this better? This will be discussed today by field coordinators 🤝 global staff 🤝donors. Follow this thread for updates. #ProtectionForum2020
When working on your Humanitarian Needs Overview & Humanitarian Response Plan, how are you working with #EducationinEmergencies colleagues? Learn about opportunities & how to from the Child Protection-EiE framework. Brief overview video here: