Contribution details

Child´s rights and Child Protection in West Bank_Gaza

Activity start: 1/1/2013 - Activity end: 12/31/2015

Strategic Partner organisation Rädda Barnen (Save the children)
Swedish responsible organisation Save the Children Sweden - Rädda Barnen
Local implementing organisation Sawa
Independent Commission for Human Rights
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights
Al Dameer
Region West Bank and Gaza Strip
Sida department Unit CSO
Strategy South
Sector group Democracy, human rights and gender equality
Sectors Democr. particip. & civ. society
  Budget Outcome
TOTAL 4,450,000 6,021,000
2015 4,450,000 6,021,000

Description, goals and expected results

Different components of child rights and child protection are included:-Civil-society partners build awareness to advocate for monitoring and reporting on child rights violations and actively disseminate CRC. The rights of children with disabilities are promoted. -The sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and boys is promoted. A baseline study of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices is conducted in target communities in the West Bank (including Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip. Workshops are conducted to raise awareness and build knowledge using training modules specifically developed and contextualised by Save the Children and partners.-Children in contact with the law receive legal and psychosocial support. The capacity of actors involved in JJ centres reinforced and strengthened. Capacity building and support to MOSA on case management and community follow up after care results in adoption of standards and increased quality. Community service alternative to institutionalization of children in conflict with law recognized as preferred response by protection professionals-Children in armed conflict: Increased local civil society capacity to monitor and report child protection violations in oPt. Improved UN and International monitoring and reporting systems to document and refer child protection violations. Improved monitoring and reporting on the impact of conflict on education in the OPT within the UN system and with appropriate linkages to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE). Improved responses to protection emergencies within context of chronic conflict-Children without appropriate care: Children receive counselling support and are appropriately referred to protection services. Child safeguarding policy mainstreamed with the relevant agencies and by relevant agencies and personnel relevant to protection of children. Quality assessment of services provided based on the International Guidelines on Alternative Care of Children. Minimum standards developed for children in alternative care in oPt and a national strategy on children without appropriate care put in place. MOSA establishes a national monitoring system on alternative care. Family-based alternative care solutions for children without appropriate care (foster care, small group homes) and after care system for institutionalized boys and girls over 18 y.o. developed and piloted.

Results achived by the end of the activity period

Protection of children and adolescents enhanced especially girls (10-17 years) within the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem from gender based violence (early marriage, and sexual abuse) through promoting their right to Sexual and Reproductive Health.Strengthen legal support and psychosocial wellbeing of children in contact with the law. Support systems and mechanisms that can respond to protection of children exposed to armed conflict. The care and protection for Palestinian children without appropriate care improved. More partner organizations, networks and community leaders have the capacity to independently advocate and monitor children’s rights and hold governments accountable in implementing the CRC within the framework of reviews of Palestine as well as Israel.Partners that Save the Children Sweden is working with for this certain project are:Defence for Children International - Palestine section, Sawa - All the Women Together Today and Tomorrow, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Juzoor Foundation for Health & Social Development, Aisha, Palestinian Counselling Center, Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution