Through its child protection work, UNICEF supports countries in addressing the factors that expose children to violence, exploitation and abuse, both during emergencies and in the context of long- term development. These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection systems and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection. The case studies provide evidence of positive results from diverse initiatives in nine countries.
- Improving access to legal aid, counselling and basic services for children in conflict with the law in Afghanistan;
- Raising rates of birth registration in Brazil by partnering with hospitals and using technology;
- Empowering adolescents in the Democratic Republic of the Congo through discussion groups, resulting in community engagement in combatting sexual violence;
- Reducing corporal punishment in Jordan’s schools and encour- aging teachers to adopt non-violent disciplinary methods;
- Offering prevention, referral and protection services for children at risk of or suffering from violence, exploitation, abuse or neglect in Kenya;
- Supporting community collaboration to curtail female genital mutilation/cutting in Senegal;
- Developing child-friendly police units to handle child victims and perpetrators of criminal activity in the Sudan;
- Strengthening child protection systems in Indonesia and Malawi.