Child Protection

We believe that all adults – caregivers, parents, and community leaders – share in the responsibility to protect all children.

 

This is a core area of focus, which HRI promotes across all programs and activities. Special program emphasis is being placed on the following to ensure the protection of children in the specific settings where HRI works:

 

  • Educating parents and caregivers about the rights of children and the meaning and significance of child protection.
  • Educating children about their rights and ensuring that they have a good understanding of these same rights.
  • Ensuring, through monitoring and oversight, that HRI partners are respecting these rights and implementing appropriate child protection measures within their homes and communities.
  • Ensuring that children we work with live in a safe environment, free from external and internal physical and emotional threats.
  • Providing parents and caregivers with the tools they need to protect children in their care, even when these may require behavioral change and cultural adaptation.

Did you know?

The term “child protection” refers to “preventing and responding to violence, exploitation and abuse against children – including commercial sexual exploitation, trafficking, child labor and harmful traditional practices, such as female genital mutilation/cutting and child marriage.(UNICEF, May 2006)

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