Turid Heiberg, Save the Children International, 2005
Global Submission by the International Save the Children Alliance UN Study on Violence against Children
The present study evaluates Save the Children’s experiences with work against child sexual abuse and exploitation around the world. We focus on the essence of our programme experiences, our insights and the ‘main jewels’ of our learning in the form of 10 essential learning points. We have investigated if and how our work has been in the best interest of children and whether it contributed to their development. How do we perceive the challenges and strategies that have been successful? The examination led to the formulation of the learning points, which may serve as a guide for establishing good practice and policies.
Thirteen country programmes within Save the Children – Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Nicaragua, South Africa, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Syria, Nepal, Bangladesh, Romania and Spain – have been involved in the present examination, drawing on their own and partners’ experiences as well as the experiences of governments and civil society in general in combating child sexual abuse within a number of cultural, socio-economic, political and religious contexts. Good practice from other Save the Children members, academic and other sources has also been included. We have emphasised that the learning reflects what boys and girls of different ages themselves feel, think, reflect and experience around sexual abuse.Turid
Justice child sexual abuse education gender based violence mental health post-traumatic stress disorder protection sexual violence Bangladesh Brazil Canada Colombia Global Mozambique Nepal Nicaragua Romania Rwanda South Africa Spain Syria Uganda
Motivation was established in 1995 and since then been working for the rights of and has been providing support to children and youth with disabilities in Romania. The services we offer cover a wide range of needs of children and adults with disabilities, from equipment suitable for different types of mobility disabilities, in rehabilitation therapy and independent living training, with an instructor in the wheelchair. Their programs focus on social, educational and professional inclusion through consultancy for accessibility, by facilitating employment of people with disabilities, through day center services or leisure activities such as adapted sports or cultural events.
A Romanian organisation fighting domestic violence. With a mission to defend the rights of spouses, victims of domestic violence and facilitate their legal and psychological counseling, rights of children, their protection against any abuse, elderly protection, their property and the right to life of all persons into a healthy environment.
Was established in 1996 in Romania and has two major activities: a social centre for children and a protected workshop for disabled young people to work. The organisation offers: welfare and care, education and supervision, psychological counseling for children and families, material and financial support for low income families.
ICAR Foundation is a Romanian NGO, set-up in 1991 and legally registered in 1992. Dr. Camelia Doru founded ICAR Foundation with the support of a group of 19 civil society representatives in an attempt to remedy a part of the injustice done to fellow Romanians for their political opinion under the previous regime and to show their gratitude to them. (in Romanian and English)