Right to Protection and participation
The Right to Protection and Participation project is a Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) funded project Implemented by YWCA-Rwanda though Plan International Rwanda in three Districts namely ; Gastibo, Nyaruguru and Bugesera Districts.
The project’s main Objective is to address specific barriers to the organization of children and youth’s full potential through a multi-stakeholders and child right approach. The project is guided by the theory of change which asserts that “key barriers to protection and participation of children must be removed while building the assets of girls and boys to actively participate and protect themselves”.
Awareness raising campaigns, meetings and trainings on SRHR ,SGBV /VAC, Child rights are conducted for parents ,children ,young people, local and religious leaders at local level, community health workers< through trainings, meetings, home visits and participation in the GBV prevention mechanism coordinated from the Sector to the District level.
Safe spaces for children , adolescents and youth especially girls are available and functional Increased knowledge, attitudes, skills, aspirations and confidence of adolescents transitioning to adulthood ;
Increased capacity of parents, local leaders, teachers and children/youth themselves to assure the best of children’s rights through trainings on “Positive parenting” where children’s rights and responsibilities are brought on the table in contrast with parents’ responsibilities to their children
The following are key project achievements :
118 anti-GBV clubs for parent, teachers children created ;
Conduct the training to 120 teachers, 60 local leaders, 150 parents and 700 children/youth on various topics (i.e. GBV prevention and response, children’s rights and the law, non-violent behaviour, positive parenting, Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS) methodology ;
Reconciliation of 32 families which were living in disputes ;
Bring back to school 57 children who had dropped out school.
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