Child Protection

Child protection is one of the major thematic areas of CWISH. Violence against children, child sexual abuse (CSA), harassment, physical and humiliating punishment (PHPs), bullying, neglect, trafficking, child labour and child marriage are issues we consider as major challenges to ensure the protected children's rights in Nepal. With our expertise in child protection, we have been working to capacitate children and their families, schools, communities and local government to ensure that children are protected. At the macro-level, we have been advocating for laws and policies related to child protection as well as for their implementation.

Helpline section of CWISH has been functional to support the vulnerable and severely victimized children through a range of services. Based on their need assessed through the case management of referred children, we provide safe house support, medical support, legal support, psychosocial support, educational materials support and family counseling and support through helpline. 465 victims of child sexual abuse children were supported till date.

CWISH intervention will be in child protection area with special focus on following areas as priority.

  • Child labour elimination with special emphasis on Domestic Child labour

  • Child Sexual Abuse

  • Child trafficking

  • Child Marriage

  • Corporal Punishment

  • Bullying

  • Child Protection in emergencies

Major Achievements till date

  • The number of child domestic workers has reduced by 42% in 15 years. Rapid assessment of ILO in 2001 estimated 21,191 child domestic workers in Kathmandu valley whereas rapid assessment of CWISH in 2016 estimates 12,265 child domestic workers.

  • 96% child domestic workers attend schools as per rapid assessment of CWISH in 2016. It was 33% in 2001 as per ILO rapid assessment.

  • From 1996 to 2015, 7232 child domestic workers attended non formal education in Out reach centre and eventually enrolled into formal education.

  • From 2008 to 2015, a total 917 child domestic workers are reintegrated in their families. Among 810 reintegrated (from 2011 – 2015), 95% are living happily with their families and 88% are attending schools.

  • First ever registration of child domestic worker's case in BagmatiLabour Office on date 10 November 2009 which raised a concern of Labour Office towards monitoring child labour in informal sector

  • From 2006 to June 2017, a total 465 survivor of sexual abuse are rehabilitated.

  • 11 municipalities are actively monitoring and working towards child labour elimination which was instigated by CWISH.

  • Reduction on the number of worst forms of child labour has been one of 39 indicators to implement child friendly local governance framework 2010 endorsed by Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development.

  • From June 2014, Green Flag Campaign against child labour is implemented by local government bodies; through which 3 wards of Lalitpur sub metropolitan city and 15 wards of Hetauda sub metropolitan city has been declared child labour free till June 2016.

  • From 2011 to 2015, more than 500 officials of Labour office and District Child Welfare Board have been trained on Child labour monitoring.

  • 2500 children in emergency supported through case management.

  • Working 25 district to establish child monitoring system in Nepal through CRM and capacity building of civil society

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