What is child protection?
The term ‘child protection’ is used in different ways by different organizations in different situations.
In its simplest form, child protection addresses every child’s right not to be subjected to harm. It complements other rights that, inter alia, ensure that children receive that which they need in order to survive, develop and thrive. Child protection covers a wide range of important, diverse and urgent issues. Many, such as child prostitution, are very closely linked to economic factors. Others, such as violence in the home or in schools, may relate more closely to poverty, social values, norms and traditions.
Often criminality is involved, for example, with regard to child trafficking. Even technological advance has its protection aspects, as has been seen with the growth in child pornography. This will look more closely at what protection means and what general response is required to respect the protection rights of children. Part 2 will look specifically at the role of parliamentarians in ensuring that all children are protected. Part 3 will address a selection of the numerous issues concerning those who work to protect children.
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Child protection is a special concern in situations of emergency and humanitarian crisis. Many of the defining features of emergencies – displacement, lack of humanitarian access, breakdown in family and social structures, erosion of traditional value systems, a culture of violence, weak governance, absence of accountability and lack of access to basic social services – create serious child protection problems.
Emergencies may result in large numbers of children becoming orphaned, displaced or separated from their families. Children may become refugees or be internally displaced; abducted or forced to work for armed groups; disabled as a result of combat, landmines and unexploded ordnance; sexually exploited during and after conflict; or trafficked for military purposes.
They may become soldiers, or be witnesses to war crimes and come before justice mechanisms. Armed conflict and periods of repression increase the risk that children will be tortured. For money or protection, children may turn to ‘survival sex’, which is usually unprotected and carries a high risk of transmission of disease, including HIV/AIDS.
Failure to protect children undermines national development and has costs and negative effects that continue beyond childhood into the individual’s adult life. While children continue to suffer violence, abuse and exploitation, the world will fail in its obligations to children; it will also fail to meet its development aspirations as laid out in such documents as the Millennium Agenda with its Millennium Development Goals.
Photo: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1720/JOSH ESTEYPHILIPPINES, 2012On 21 December, GBoy Quizon, 9, stands amid the remnants of destroyed homes, in the town of Compostela in Compostela Valley Province in Davao Region, in south-eastern Mindanao. His family was among those who received hygiene kits during a distribution at the town’s Compostela High School.