Child Help Desks
- Organization: African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN)
- Project: Promoting the Rights of Children against Violence
- Country: Liberia
- 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.
The KidsRights ReportThe Silent Majority shows that one of the challenges underlying violence in Liberia is poverty. Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world: around 80% of its population lives below the poverty line, unemployment rates are high, and there is massive corruption. Partly because of this, violence against children occurs in many forms in Liberia. Although several steps are taken to prevent and protect children against violence, there is still a long way to go. Together with our projectpartner ANPPCAN we would like to mobilize communities to break this circle.
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.
Our project partner ANPPCAN
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.