Myanmar
Location: Hpa-An district
Strengthening and Protecting Child Rights
Overall aim: To build community capacity for child rights protection and the empowerment of children in Northern Karen State.
PARTNER: Karen Women Empowerment Group (KWEG)

Karen children and their parents have suffered from armed conflict between the Burmese Government and Karen armed groups for more than 60 years, in the world’s longest civil war. Now, with the national reconciliation process, Myanmar is taking positive steps. However, insecurity, poverty, poor road infrastructure, lack of quality education, health knowledge and care are prevalent in Karen State. And the lack of knowledge and awareness on child rights, protection issues and child malnutrition are serious concerns in Northern Karen State.

Goal of the Project

Overall aim: To build community capacity for child rights protection and the empowerment of children in Northern Karen State.

  1. Benefit 961 children (0 to 18 years old) and 1,000 parents, teachers, community members and local authorities.
  2. Form voluntarily Child Protection Committees and Child Clubs to promote and enhance child and community participation.

Through these structures, children, parents and community members will be engaged in dialogue and the exchange of views, in implementation and monitoring.

Key Objectives

  • 60% of children enjoying improved educational attainment
  • 60% reduction in cases of child abuse
  • 70% of families able to send children to school

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