12 Nov Ghana: IOM and UNICEF distribute toolkit on child protection
According to the report, Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, IOM Chief of Mission for Ghana, stated: “this project has demonstrated the tremendous impact that community human rights education can have on child protection.”
“Ghana – IOM Ghana held a closing workshop (2/11) for its project: Increasing Child Protection and Combatting Child Trafficking in 8 Districts of the Volta Region through Community Child Rights Education.
“Under this two-year project, supported by UNICEF, a toolkit on child protection and counter trafficking titled Free to Be Me was developed in 2013. The toolkit was distributed in 43 selected communities within eight districts of the Volta Region, with an additional six communities reached through the project’s pilot phase which began in November 2012.
“The toolkit aims to build the capacity of local communities to address and prevent child trafficking and protection violations by engaging community members, parents, and children. Over 127 volunteers and district officials were trained to implement the toolkit, and over 5,000 community members were reached.”
By International Organization for Migration