Our project partner 

SEARCH was founded in 1999. SEARCH commits to the rights of women and children and to create an environment that promotes growth and development. The organization focuses on research, lobby, promoting women’s and children’s rights, peace building, hiv/aids prevention and emergency aid. 

Preventing sexual violence

In cooperation with local organization SEARCH, KidsRights is committed to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation of children and youth at schools and in communities. 500 children, key individuals and institutes such as the police, schools, parents and the child protection services will receive training on the prevention of sexual violence.

Period: January 2017 - December 2017
Goal: Prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse of children and youth at schools and in communities, and to create a child-friendly environment of education for children and youth.

 

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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