CHILD RIGHTS AND PROTECTION PROGRAM

CHILD RIGHTS AND PROTECTION PROGRAM

AJPRODHOs Child Rights Programming is informed by national and international child rights instruments, which also espouse the 3 human rights characteristics of universality, inalienability, and interdependence of human rights, as well as the 4 principles underlying the child Rights convention (CRC) which include best interests of the child, non-discrimination, participation, and; survival and development of the child. 

AJPRODHO broadly implements a rights based approach to programming. As such, under its child rights programming approach; children (Rights holders) are empowered to hold duty bearers accountable; children are empowered to claim their rights (participation), while duty bears have a duty to respect, protect and fulfill human rights; and must be accountable and assume responsibility for the achievement of child rights.

The overall objective of the child rights and protection program of AJPRODHO is to contribute to the attainment of a child rights public policy framework and its enforcement conducive for child rights respect and protection. As such, child protection, child participation and child rights governance are integral facets of our child rights programming. Specific objectives include the child rights program are as follows: 

  1. Specific Objective 1:  To support child protection systems strengthening to prevent and respond to child abuse and create an enabling environment conducive for them to thrive and achieve their full potential
  2. Specific Objective 2: To enhance inclusive participation and representation of children in decision making
  3. Specific Objective 3: To strengthen monitoring, advocacy and accountability of national and international child rights commitments