Child Protection

Children's perspectives on ending violence against children in Tanzania

Delphina Ntangeki

Improvement Advisor, KM and Communications, Tanzania, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Flora Nyagawa

Quality Improvement Advisor, Tanzania, USAID ASSIST/URC

“Tanzania has 897,913 children living under difficult conditions and exposed to various forms of violence… some of the children don’t have access to quality education, balanced diet and good parental care. The presence of HIV/AIDS, poverty, social conflicts and various forms of violence contributes to the increased number of children living under difficult condition in the country,” said the Vice President of United Republic of Tanzania H.E. Dr. Mohammed Gharib Bilal at the officiating of the first National Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) Conference, held February 18-19, 2015.

Hidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children

This new report from UNICEF shines light on the prevalence of different forms of violence against children, with global figures and data from 190 countries. Where relevant, data are disaggregated by age and sex, to provide insights into...

Behind the walls: health and psychosocial needs of incarcerated youth in Haiti

Diana Chamrad

Senior Technical Advisor, Vulnerable Child and Family Programs, USAID ASSIST Project/URC
Play Yard in Haiti Youth Prison

Play Yard in Haiti Youth Prison

When bumping along the streets of Port au Prince, Haiti, you don’t always think about who lives behind the building walls you see from your car.  But today, along with Daniel Joseph, the USAID ASSIST Resident Advisor in Haiti, I had a glimpse into life for 129 teenage boys living behind the walls of a juvenile prison, Centre de Reeducation des Mineurs en Conflit avec la Loi (CERMICOL). These boys range in age from 13 to 17 years and have been incarcerated for alleged crimes ranging from theft to rape and murder.  Pretrial detainment is a common occurrence with only 8 of the 129 boys having appeared before a judge, resulting in some boys imprisoned for one or two years without a court appearance.

Improving household food security in Mwanganya area through community involvement in Karonga District, Malawi

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a group of community members agreed to improve their household food security situation during the hunger months with support from a multi-sectoral team of...

Creating Partnerships in Community Child Protection and Quality Improvement

Washington, DC

On March 18, 2014, USAID ASSIST Senior Improvement Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Dr. Diana Chamrad, along with representatives from African NGOs the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) and the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), presented the implementation, results and learning from the Partnership in Community Child Protection to USAID and PEPFAR.

National Quality Service Guidelines for Improving Vulnerable Children Programs in Haiti

Before the Haiti drafted the National Service Guidelines, children’s service providers were working with some protocols, though they were oftentimes just doing what they thought they should do, without specific national guidance. The draft...

Selecting Sites for Community Conversations on Child Protection Systems

Bernard Morara

ANPPCAN/Senior Program Officer, Communication, Child Protection Systems Project

The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) has begun a new four-country initiative, in partnership with the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) and the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project (ASSIST) to support district and community networks to improve the effectiveness and reach of child protection systems.

Change Package for Quality Improvement in Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programmes in Kenya

This change package was developed following a harvest meeting where quality improvement teams shared the results of what they had successfully implemented over a period of two years since the first improvement team was formed, though...

Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Children in Kenya: Experiences from implementing quality service standards

This document is a compilation of case studies that are aimed at those implementing programmes for orphaned and vulnerable children highlights the impact of implementing the Minimum Service Standards on the lives and wellbeing of...

Minimum Service Standards for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Kenya: Job Aid Booklet

This resource is a job aid booklet for improving the quality of services for orphans and vulnerable children at the community level. The booklet will go through the general principles of the quality service standards, and the eight core...