Our project partner 

ANPPCAN was founded in 2001 and focuses on the protection of children by means of strengthening the community, families, professionals and the government. ANPPCAN wants to improve and strengthen the existing structures for the protection of children and work towards prevention. 

Child Help Desks

Together with local organization ANPPCAN KidsRights will improve the implementation of the national Children’s Law of Liberia and increase access to justice for children. We will build two Child Help Desks in Liberia that children can contact to report cases of violence. The Child Help Desks receive and identify cases of violence against children, and will make sure that these will be handled in accordance with the national Children’s Law.

Period: January 2017 - December 2017
Goal: Raise awareness on violence against children by training children and important stakeholders in the community and to increase access to justice for child victims of violence by establishing Child Help Desks.  

 

Keita advocates for justice for child victims of violence


"Global change is uncertain until children become the leading changemakers"

Abraham M. Keita from Liberia won, at the age of 17, the International Children’s Peace Prize
in 2015 for his fight for the justice for children who have become victims of violence. KidsRights supports Keita's fight with a project fund of €100,000 invested in four projects contributing to the reduction of violence against children in Liberia.

Violence against Children

Children should live a life free from all forms of violence. This is a fundamental right of children and is considered one of the cornerstones of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Worldwide, roughly 6 in 10 children between the ages of 2 and 14 are subjected to physical punishment by their caregivers on a regular basis. One quarter of girls aged 15 to 19 report being victim to some form of physical violence. About 120 million girls - around 1 in 10 of all girls who are victims of violence - have experienced forced sexual acts at some point in their lives. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Read the KidsRights Report 2015: The Silent Majority


 

 
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