Ending child marriage and stopping the spread of HIV…Opportunities and challenges for action

Published: December 2016
Author: African Union Commission

This desk review examines some of the existing literature to highlight what is known about the links between child marriage and HIV, and spotlights opportunities for further action.

Very few studies have explicitly explored the two phenomena. Given recent increases in the number of adolescent girls who are HIV-positive and the high numbers and rates of child marriage in countries with high HIV prevalence, the data do suggest a correlation between ending child marriage and stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS. Concerted action on both is undoubtedly needed. Ending child marriage should immediately be included in HIV programming, and can likely contribute to preventing, treating, stopping and eradicating HIV/AIDS.

Community engagement to strengthen social cohesion and child protection in Chad and Burundi – “Bottom Up” participatory monitoring, planning and action

Published: July 2016
Author: International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD), Dr. Philip Cook, Michele Cook, Natasha Blanchet Cohen, Armel Oguniyi & Jean Sewanou

The final report on” Community engagement to strengthen social cohesion and child protection in Chad and Burundi: “Bottom Up” participatory monitoring, planning and action. July 20th 2016.

Compiled by:
International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD), Dr. Philip Cook, Michele Cook, Natasha Blanchet Cohen, Armel Oguniyi & Jean Sewanou

Funded by:
UNICEF’s Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA), Learning for Peace

Presentation by James Kaboggoza – Child Protection Systems in Uganda

Published: August 2016
Author: James Kobogozza

An overview of a recent mapping of child protection systems in Uganda

Presentation by Eddy Walakira – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August, 2016

Published: August 2016
Author: Eddy Walakira

This presentation looks at the results of a War Child Holland initiative in Northern Uganda around prevention of violence against children in a post war setting.

Agencies, Communities, and Children

Published: 2008
Author: Nicole Benham

A Report of the Interagency Learning Initiative: Engaging Communities for Children’s Well-Being.

This 2008 report, commissioned by an inter-agency steering committee and produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, drew largely upon interviews with practitioners to draw out factors that both enable and constrain good practice with regards to working with community-based child protection and welfare groups.

Summary of studies undertaken on community based child protection mechanisms 2009-2014

Published: June 2014
Author: Community Child Protection Exchange

A short round up of studies undertaken since the publication of the 2009 review “What are we learning about community based child protection mechanisms?” All the studies are hyperlinked.

Le renforcement des systemes de protection de l’enfance en sfrique subsaharienne : Un appel a l’action

Published: Novembre, 2013
Author: African Child Policy Forum; African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect; Environnement et Développement du Tiers-monde; International Social Service; Mouvement Africain des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs; Plan International; Regional Inter-agency Task Team on Children and AIDS; Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative; Save the Children; SOS Children’s Villages International; Terre des hommes; UNICEF; and World Vision

Treize agences travaillant en Afrique ont lancé une Déclaration Conjointe qui appelle les gouvernements africains à renforcer leurs systèmes de protection de l’enfance afin de garantir à chaque enfant, le droit à une vie sans violence, abus, exploitation et maltraitance dans les contextes d’urgence et de non-urgence.

Cette Déclaration souligne qu’assurer ce droit à la protection contribue à la réalisation des programmes de développement national et des agendas de réduction de la pauvreté en Afrique. Les agences, parmi lesquelles l’UNICEF et des réseaux d’ONGs, ont livre leurs recommandations lors de la 22ième Session du Comité des Experts Africains sur les Droits et le Bien-être des Enfants, le 6 novembre 2013, à Addis Abeba, en Ethiopie.