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Global Report - Women`s World Summit Foundation
WWSF Children’s Section
19 November
World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse
Global Impact Report 2006
Activities and events organized by international coalition members
Celebrating the World Day 2006 - Shabnam Resources (India)
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TABLE OF CONTENT
Message from WWSF - Women’s World Summit Foundation
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19 NOVEMBER – WORLD DAY FOR PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE
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Why a World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse?
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Messages of Support 2006
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Poster 2006
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List of International Coalition members 2006
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Open Letter to coalition members and partners 2006
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WWSF PRIZE FOR PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE
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Why a Prize for Prevention of Child Abuse?
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Laureate organizations 2006
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YELLOW RIBBON CAMPAIGN “YES to prevention of child abuse!”
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GENEVA ACTIVITY REPORT – 19 NOVEMBER 2006
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Award Ceremony WWSF Prize & Conference-Debate - Geneva, 17 Nov.
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Week of activities - Geneva, 18-20 November
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GLOBAL ACTIVITY REPORT – 19 NOVEMBER 2006
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Africa
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Asia
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Americas & Caribbean
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Europe
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Oceania
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Message from WWSF – Children’s Section
The World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse - 19 November 2006 proved to be a very successful year of activities
according to reports received. Around the world, more than 710 NGOs from 119 countries organized local and
national activities and events. WWSF received many very exciting documents with beautiful photos and videos. The
following report presents brief examples in three languages (English, French and Spanish), and is edited for reasons
of space.
In Geneva, WWSF HQ, the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse was commemorated at the International
Conference Centre CICG with a Conference-Debate “How to parent well in the modern media age?” followed by
the third Award ceremony for the WWSF Prize for prevention of child abuse which honors innovative prevention
activities.
In 2006, WWSF received many interesting applications for its Prize for prevention of child abuse, that made the
selection very difficult. For this reason, it was decided to award two first prizes (US$ 3000 each): one to the Indian
Organization Tulir CPHCSA (Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse), whose Director Mrs.
Vidya Reddy had been invited to Geneva to personally receive her prize, and the other one to the Jordan organization
Queen Rania Family & Child Center at Jordan River Foundation.
Acknowledgements:
WWSF is grateful for financial support received in 2006 from: OAK Foundation; Federal Social Insurance Office,
Switzerland OFAS; City of Geneva; Département de la formation et de la jeunesse, Etat de Vaud; Vivre Autrement;
Editions Jouvenve; parmi d’autres.
WWSF appreciated the moral support received from Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan and Prof. Paulo
Sérgio Pinheiro, Independent Expert responsible for the UN SG’s Study on Violence against Children.
WWSF also thanks all other donors, Board members, staff and volunteers who make its work possible.
The World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse is not only on 19 November, it’s everyday!
Laure Maitrejean, WWSF - Children’s Section Program Coordinator.
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Why a World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse?
Today, sexual, physical and emotional abuse are a universal and alarming problem and
increased attention and effective protection skills and prevention measures are urgently
needed at family-, local-, national- and international level. After a long tradition of
silence, child abuse is being more and more denounced and becoming a public and
political concern.
Alerting Governments and civil society organizations to play a more active role in the
promotion of and respect for the rights of the child (reference articles 19 and 34 of the
Convention on the Rights of the Child), and advocating the need for more effective
prevention of child abuse and violence, WWSF launched in 2000 the World Day for
Prevention of Child Abuse, a Day to be commemorated every 19 November in
synergy with the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (20
November). Objective: to be a rallying call, draw attention to the issue of child abuse and
highlight once a year innovative prevention and child protection measures around the
world.
To make the World Day an annual global call to action, WWSF launched in 2001 an
international coalition of governmental and non-governmental organizations that
commit to mark the Day with appropriate events and activities. The main purpose of the
coalition is to catalyze the creation of a culture of prevention of child abuse and to be
part of a global partnership network to raise awareness, mobilize public opinion and
activities, disseminate prevention programs, and hold world leaders accountable for
promises made to the children of the world.
19 November coalition members commit to mark the Day with local and national events
and activities; mention the World Day in their publications and on their web sites;
distribute posters, educational programs and information; create partnerships and
national coalitions of organizations working for the promotion and protection of the rights
of the child; generate financial resources for programs; alert the press and radio stations,
inform local authorities of the existence of the World Day and of planned activities; and
lobby governments for official proclamation of the Day as a National Day.
 Messages of Support received in 2006
 Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, “Child abuse is a global problem – one that has no
respect for boundaries of geography, culture, or creed. Every year, tens of thousands of children are murdered
and millions more are brutalized, often by the very people who should love them most, and on whom their
survival depends. Too often, the suffering of these innocent victims goes unnoticed and unaddressed, hidden
behind closed curtains and doors of secrecy, silence and shame. That is why this World Day for Prevention of
Child Abuse is so important. By raising awareness, we can help stop child abuse and neglect before they
start.”
 Prof. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Independent Expert responsible for the UN SG’s Study on Violence
against Children, ”The World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse reminds us of the importance of acting now
to respond to children’s plight. Preventing violence is the most effective way to protect children - a radical
change is needed to ensure that this priority is fully recognized and translated into action. The different
strengths of all those who work for and with children must be combined in order to ensure the sea change we
all aim to promote.”
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Poster 2006
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List of International Coalition members 2006
710 organizations, 119 countries
Active Members International and
Regional Organizations • Accueil, Prévention,
Soutien aux enfants Cambodgiens et Chinois –
APSEC (France) • African Network for the
Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and
Neglect - ANPPCAN Regional (Kenya) • African
Relief In Action – ARIA (Guinea) • African Tourism
Organization – ATO (USA) • Al-Noor Foundation
– ANF (Pakistan) • Art for Humanity – AFH (South
Africa) • Association Mondiale pour les Orphelins
et les Enfants Abandonnés – WAO Afrique (Togo)
• Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau –
AIFO (Italy) • Carrefour du Volontariat Togo CAVOT
International
(Togo)
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Centro
Interamericano contra la Desaparición, Explotación,
Trata y Tráfico – CIDETT (Peru) • Centro
Internacional para la Prevención del Abuso Infantil – CIPAI (Nicaragua) • Child Helpline International – CHI (The Netherlands) •
“Clean World” Social Union (Azerbaijan) • Coordinadora Internacional de Jovenes y Niños Indigenas para el Desarrollo de America
Latina – COIJILA (Peru) • Creation Service Association – CSA (India) • European Centre of the International Council of Women /
Centre Européen du Conseil International des Femmes – ECICW / CECIF (Finland) • Family Unity for Sustainable Development
Foundation – FUSDF (Nigeria) • Femmes et Enfants du Monde – FEEM (France) • Fondation Christophe Biringanine – FCB
(Democratic Republic of Congo) • Fondation PH Suisse - Partnerships in Health – FPH (Switzerland) • Institute on Violence, Abuse
and Trauma – IVAT (USA) • International Association for Human Rights – IAHV (Switzerland) • International Association of Internet
Hotlines – INHOPE (Ireland) • International Centre for Conflict & Human Rights Analysis – ICCHRA (Ghana) • International Child
Abuse Network – Yes ICAN (USA) • International Children’s Center – ICC (Turkey) • International Children Welfare – Collectif
des Mères (France) • International Development Exchange – IDEX (USA) • International Foster Care Organisation – IFCO (The
Netherlands) • International Health Awareness Network (USA) • International NGO “Ponimanie”/”Understanding” (Belarus) •
International public Policy Institute – IPPI (USA) • International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – ISPCAN (USA)
• L’AMIE - Aide internationale à l’enfance (Canada) • Label STEP (Switzerland) • Link-Hope Foundation – LHF (United Kingdom) •
Maasai Aid Association – MAA (Switzerland) • Moms Club International Nigeria (Nigeria) • ONG Femme et Développement
Durable – FDD (Ivory Coast) • Orphelins Sans Frontières (France) • Parents Advocating for Recovery through Education by
Networking Together – P.A.R.E.N.T. International (USA) • Partage et Action en Synergie pour le Développement – PASYD (Togo)
• Pastroral Response Assistance Team – PRAT (USA) • Peaceways-Young General Assembly (USA) • Plan International (United
Kingdom) • Rapprochement Interculturel – RAIN (Democratic Republic of Congo) • Respect Our Child – ROC (Switzerland) •
SET-WIN Society (India) • Shabnam resources (India) • SOS Enfants En Détresse – SOSEED (France) • Stop the Silence: Stop Child
Sexual Abuse (USA) • Supporting Children Around The World – SUCATW (Haiti) • Talented Youths International (Nigeria) •Terre
des Hommes Netherlands, East Africa regional office – TdH-NL EA (Kenya) • “Unite For Sight” (BD) Asian Chapter - UFS Asia
(Bangladesh) • Women International Coalition Organisation - WICO Africa (Cameroon) • World Hope Foundation - WHF
(Nigeria) • Youth Welfare Club® Shahkot (India)
Active Members National Organizations AFRICA
Benin • Association d’Actions Sociales pour la Survie et
l’Epanouissement de l’Enfant - AASSEE • Association Femmes Solidaires du Bénin • Conseil des Activités Educatives du Bénin CAEB • Conseil National des Femmes Indépendantes du Bénin - CONAFIB/CIF/UTPA/MAHUTIN • Groupement Entente
Solidarité - GES • Human Solidarity Benin - HSB • Les Enfants de Demain (Tomorrow Children) • Organisation Non
Gouvernementale pour le suivi de la population en matière d’Education de Santé et d’Environnement au Bénin - ONG ESE-Bénin •
Social Consulting Cabinet - SCC-ONG • Women Of Africa - WOA Bot s wana • Emmanuel Counselling Centre - ECC Burkin a
Faso • Association des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs du BURKINA/koupela • Association «Les Amis de Chantal COMPAORE» ACC • Association Songtaab-Yalgré - A.S.Y. • Association Trait d’Union des Jeunes Burkinabés - ATUJB • Association Wuro - Yiré
pour le Développement Burun di • Action contre la Pauvreté - ACP • Association Burundaise pour le maintien de l’unité au sein de
la jeunesse - ABJE • Association Communautaire pour la Promotion et la Protection des Droits de l’Homme - ACPDH • Association
des Volontaires de Lutte Contre la Violence et Sida - AVLCVS • Association pour l’Encadrement des Orphelins et l’Education à la
Paix - AEOEP • Centre Jeunes Kamenge - CJK • Enfants Solidaires • Réseau pour Assistance aux Victimes de Violences et d’Injustice
- REAVI-BAHO • Solidarité Burundaise pour Secourir les Vulnérables en Afrique - SOBUSEVA Ca mer oon • Adele Reproductive
Health Centre - ARHC • African Women’s Association - AWA • Association des Femmes Camerounaises Actives - AFCA •
Association of Human Rights and Torture Defenders - AHURTOD • Cameroon Association for Women Educational, Economic and
Social Advancement - CAGWEESA • Cameroon Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - CASPCAN • Centre
d’Accueil et de Volontariat pour orphelins, Abandonnés et Handicapés du Cameroun - CAVOAH-CAM • Cercle Féminin pour
l’Action Sociale et l’Entraide - CEFASE • Chantier d’Appui, de Loisirs, de Bricolage des Lapinos - CALBRIL • Collectif des Femmes
pour la Protection de l’Environnement – COFEPRE • Droits de l’Enfant: un Livre pour Chaque Enfant - DELICE • Ecole Instrument
de Paix Cameroun - EIP Cameroun • Encadreurs Volontaires du Cameroun - EVC • Fondation Camerounaise d’Actions
Rationalisées et de Formation sur l’Environnement - FOCARFE • Fondation Généreuse Développement - FGD • Global Welfare
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Association - GLOWA • JosiasLive Association • Organisation pour la Promotion, l’Education et le Développement des Femmes et
Filles Pauvres - OPEDEF • Réseau des Groupements des Femmes Rurales sans Frontières - RECFERUF & Fédération des
Organisations du Monde Rural du Centre - FEMORCE • Self Reliance Promoter NGO - SEREP • Serve the Orphans Foundation SOF • Youth Development Centre - YDC Cent ral Af ric an Re pu blic • Aimer c’est servir • Centrafrique Avenir • Centre
d’Information des Recherches et d’Appui au Développement - CIRAD • Groupement Agro Pastoral “Force Tranquille” - GAPAFOT
•Organisation Nationale des Femmes Rurales (Fleurs de Centrafrique) - ONFR/FC Chad •Droits de l’Homme sans Frontières DHSF Com oros • Association Paix et Développement aux Comores D.R. Congo • Action Chrétienne pour la Lutte contre la
Pauvreté - ACLP • Action des Femmes Solidaires pour la Défense des Droits Humains - AFESODHU • Action Evangélique pour les
Enfants - AEC • Action pour la Défense et l’Encadrement des Femmes et Enfants Victimes d’Atrocités - ADEFEVA • Action pour les
Droits et le Développement des Paysans - ADDEP • Aide aux Femmes Victimes des Violences et des Conflits Armés - AFEVICA •
Arche d’Alliance • Association de Promotion et de Défense des Droits Socio-Economiques et Culturels - APDSCE-CONGO •
Association des Femmes pour le Développement Communautaire - AFDC • Association des Mamans Inter Bandundu pour le
Développement - AMIBAND • Association des Professionnels de la Communication pour le Développement - APROCOD •
Association pour la Défense des Droits des Enfants sans Protections - ADDEP • Association pour la Promotion de l’Education au
Congo - APECO • Association pour l’Intégrité de la Mère et de l’Enfant - AIME •Avenir Meilleur pour les Chrétiens - AMEC • Bana
Ba Umo - BBU • Carrefour d’Enfant de la République Démocratique du Congo - CARECO • Centre Africain d’Echange Culturel CAFEC • Centre Chrétien de Développement • Centre Chrétien pour le Développement des Paysans en milieu Rural - CCDPR •
Centre d'Amitié Suisse - R.D. Congo • Centre d’Encadrement pour la Protection de l’enfant et la Promotion de l’Action Sociale CEPPASO • Centre d’Encadrement Social des Enfants Orphelins • Centre de Formation et d’Alphabétisation pour le
Développement - CFAD • Centre pour la Protection et l'Encadrement de l'Enfant - CEPEE • Comité interafricain contre
l’exploitation sexuelle des enfants - ACESEF • Conseil National pour la Protection de l’Enfance - CNPE • Coopérative des Femmes
Rurales du Sud-Kivu - COOFES/KIVU • Femmes Africaines pour le Développement Economique et Social - FADES • Femmes
Rurales Face aux Violences et au Développement - FERUFAVIDE • Fondation Orphelinat au Congo • Forum de la Femme
Ménagère - FORFEM • Forum pour le Développement Communautaire du Congo - FDCC • Groupe de Recherches et d’Actions
contre la Marginalisation au Kivu - Projet GRAM - Kivu • Groupe de Voix des Sans Voix - GVSV • Jeunesse Anti-Maladies
Sexuellement Transmissibles et Sida - JAMST/SIDA • Jeunesse Unie pour la Paix - JUP • Life Action - LIAC • Ligue Congolaise pour
la Défense des Droits de la femme et famille - LICODEFF • Ligue congolaise pour la défense, la promotion et la vulgarisation des lois
et des droits humains en milieu rural - LIDEPROV-LDH • Ligue de la Zone Afrique pour la Défense des droits des Enfants et Elèves
- LIZADEEL • Ligue pour la Paix et les Droits de l’Homme - LIPADHO • Love in Action - Centre Oasis • Lutte contre l’Insalubrité
et la Désorientation des Jeunes - LUCIO • Oeuvre Sociale pour les Amis Chrétiens - OSAC • ONG La charité plus • Organisation
des Femmes pour le Développement Intégral et Communautaire - OFEDICO • Paysans Actifs contre l'Ignorance et la Faim - PACIF
• Projet d’Encadrement des Enfants Défavorisés et Mal Nourris - PEDM • Réseau des Femmes pour la Défense des Droits et la Paix
- RFDP • RFConservation - RFC • Shalom Yahvé Ministries • Théâtre et Réflexion Elite du Cosmos - TREC • Vision Chrétienne
pour le Développement en Afrique - VICDA • Vous et Vos Droits - VVD ONG Egypt • Land Center for Human Rights - LCHR •
Tanweer Foundation for Education & Development in Minia Ethiopi a • Ethiopian Muslims Relief and Development Association EMRDA • Ethiopian National Association for Mentally Retarded Children and Youth - ENAMRCY • Social Welfare Development
Association - SWDA Ghana • African Network for the Protection and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - ANPPCAN Ghana
• Al-Hak Muslems Association • All-Age Development Centre • Association of People for Practical Life Education - APPLE •
Children and Youth in Broadcasting CURIOUS MINDS • Children’s Foundation Ghana • Ghana NGO Coalition on the Rights of the
Child - GNCRC • Practitioner of Alternative Medicine Association - PAMA • Youthlife Africa Ivo ry Coast • Association de
Défense et de Promotion des Droits de l’Enfant - APED • Association Sœurs Aidons Nous • Children's Rights Awakening and
Activating Organization - CRAATON • Coordination Ivoirienne pour la décennie internationale de la promotion d’une culture de
non-violence et de paix • ONG Enfance Heureuse • SILOE • STOP SIDA Kenya • Fullcare Selfhelp Centre • Julian Counseling
Services - JCS • Kenya Female Advisory Organization - KEFEADO • Menos Hope Children Home • SocialNEEDS Network • St.
Rita Community Based Orphan Care - St. Rita CBO • Women in Participatory Theatre - WE-PET • Young Christian Peace
Promoters W.Group Li ber ia • African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect - ANPPCAN
Liberia • Women and Children Development Organization - WOCHIDO • Zorzor District Women Care Inc. - ZODWOCA
Ma dag ascar • Confédération des Associations Femme et Développement - CAFED Mala wi • Youth Net and Counselling YONECO Mali • Association Cercle Initiative Féminine Rurale • Association Jeunesse Action - AJA Mali • Association pour la
Promotion de la Femme et de l'Enfant à Niamakoro - ASSOPROFEN Maur itania • Association Mauritanienne pour la santé de la
mère et de l’enfant - AMSME • Association Mauritanienne pour la Santé des Femmes Enfants et Développement - AMSFED •
Association Nationale pour l’Appui à l’Initiative Féminine-la Protection Infantile et Environnementale - ANAIF-PIE •ONG Nous les
Enfants Maur itius • African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect - ANPPCAN Mauritius •
Centre d'Education et de Développement pour les Enfants Mauriciens - CEDEM Mor occo • Ass. Amicale Ksar Azrou • Association
Marocaine pour la Promotion de la Femme Rurale - AMPFR • Association Marocaine Solidarité Sans Frontières - AMSSF • Centre
Marocain des Droits de l’Homme Nam ibia • Gender and Media Southern Africa - GEMSA Namibia Nig er • Association
Nigérienne de Défense des Droits de l’Homme - ANDDH • Association pour la Lutte contre le Travail des Enfants au Niger ALTEN • Comité de Protection pour l'Enfance au Niger - CPEN N ige ria • Action Health Incorporated - AHI • African Network
for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect - ANPPCAN Nigeria • Centre for Community Health and
Development International - CHAD Int’l • Centre for Governance and Qualitative Studies - CGQS • Child Rights Network - CHIRN
• Children’s Rights Network - CHRINET • Christ Dominical Pentecostal Assembly - CDPA • Community Health and Development
Advisory Trust - COHDAT • Girl child Empowerment Nigeria - GCEN • Girl Child in Nigeria - GCN • Girls’ Power Initiative - GPI
• Grassroots Empowerment Network - GEN • Holy Ghost Rescue Mission - HOGREM • Human Advancement and Community
Helpers League in Africa - HACHPLE Africa • Human Rights Advocacy International • Independent Researchers on Youth
Development and Nation Building • Kids In Christ - KIC • Lapo Development Centre - LADEC • Light Bearers Organization - LBO
• Madonna Foundation • Maternal and Child Health Development and Education Center - MCHDEC • Movement for Protection of
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African Child - MOPOTAC • Niger Delta Academic Foundation • Niger Delta Youth Development Forum - NDYDF • Project
Alert on Child Abuse - PACA • Save The African Child initiative - STAC • The Ancient Theatre • Vanguard of Peace International VPI • Women And Children Development Action - WACDA • Women’s Aid Collective - WACOL • Women’s Consortium Of
Nigeria - WOCON • Youth Liberation Organisation R wanda •Association Chrétienne pour la Promotion de l’Evangélisation et du
Développement - ACPED – ITABAZA • Calvary African Ministries • Rwanda Women's Network • Structure d′ Encadrement des
Veuves et des Orphelins pour le Travail et l′Auto Promotion - SEVOTA Sene gal • Action Citoyenne • Association des Enfants et
Jeunes Travailleurs - AEJT • Association des Femmes de Malika - AND LIGGUEY • Association la Lumière • Association Sénégalaise
pour la Sécurité Alimentaire - ASSA • Fédération Sénégalaise des Clubs UNESCO • ONG Cause Première • ONG Sahel 3000 •
Regroupement des Femmes Consom’Actrices contre la Féminisation de la Pauvreté - RFCP • Union Chrétienne de Jeunes
Gens/Young Men’s Christian Association - UCJG/YMCA Sénégal Sier ra L eone • Children and Women Empowerment Society CWES • Children and Youth In Development Organization • Defence for Children International Sierra Leone - DCI-SL • Help a
Needy Child Sierra Leone - HANC-SL Soma lia • Community Awareness Raising Support Organisation - CARSO • Somali Youth
for Peace and Democracy - SYPD •Somaliland Youth Voluntary Organization - SOYVO • Women Development Center - WDC •
Youth Development Organization - YODO S outh Afr ic a • Childline South Africa • Engender • Resources Aimed at the
Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - RAPCAN • Rural Women's Movement - RWM Su dan • Child Development Foundation
- CDF S wazi lan d • Lutheran Development Service T anzania • Gender Professional Networking – GPN • Tanzania Women
Social Economic Development and Human Rights Organization - TWSEDHRO The Ga mbia • Aid The Children Network ATCN • Children for Children Organisation - CFCO • Hope for children The Gambia • National Federation of The Gambia
UNESCO Club and Centres - NAFGUC • Sajuka Community Development Group Togo •Action Sauver Les Enfants du Monde ASLEM • Action Solidaire pour un Développement Entretenu à la Base - ASDEB • Association des Jeunes pour un Développement
Durable - AJDD • Association Gracia-Theresa au Secours des Enfants Miséreux - AG-TSEM • Association pour la Promotion
Durable de la Femme Défavorisée - APDFD • Agence Régionale pour l’Elimination de toutes les formes de Discrimination à l’Egard
des Enfants dans la Région des Savanes - AREDEE/RS • Cercle de Réflexion et d’Action pour Christ - CRAC • Cercle de Réflexion
et d’Action pour la Protection et l'Emancipation de la Femme - CRAPEF • Club des Amis du Village - CAV • Comité d’Action pour
la Recherche et le Développement - CARD • Fondation des Droits de l’Enfant - FDE • Fraternité que Vive l’Enfant • Groupe
chrétien de Recherche-Action pour la Promotion Humaine/Institut Togolais pour la Protection et le Développement de l’Enfance ITPDE/ GRAPHE • Handicapés Sans Frontières - MSF • Jeune Fille Orientée - JFO • Manne Pour Tous - MPT • Organisation des
Volontaires Acteurs de Développement Action Plus - OVAD-AP • ONG La Vie Saine • Paix pour l’Afrique - PA • PASEORSCTOGO • Programme d’Appui à la Femme et à l’Enfance déshéritée - PAFED Ug anda • Agoro Community Development - ACDA
•
Alpha Childcare and Community Development Organization - ACCOD • Bukerere HIV/AIDS Initiative • Child Care &
Rescue Programme • Foundation for Aids Orphaned Children - FAOC • Huys Link Community Intiative • Latigi Orphan Care
Centre - LOCC • Life Concern Ministries • Northern Uganda Women Communicators Organization - NUWCO • Uganda
Reproductive Health Bureau - URHB • Wakiwugulu Women’s Development Limited • Youthnet2000 Za m bia • Care For Children
In Need - CAFCHIN • Children In Need Network - CHIN • Home Engaged in Love and Prosperity - HELPS • Titukuke Rural
Community Development Association • Vision of Hope - VISOHOPE • Young Christian Education Club of Zambia - YCECZ •
Zambia Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children - ZSPCC Zim ba bwe • African Network for the Prevention and Protection
Against Child Abuse and Neglect - ANPPCAN Zimbabwe • Justice for Children Trust - JCT • New Hope Zimbabwe - NHZ
•Youth Round Table-Zimbabwe - YRT-Z ASIA Armenia •Zartonk-89 Azer ba ijan • Azerbaijan NGO Alliance for Children’s
Rights • “Legal Aid and Research” Public Union - LAR • Political Culture Center of Azerbaijani Women - PCCAW • Social
Rehabilitation Center “Children of Streets” Bang la desh • AID Organization - AID-OR • Bangladesh Association of Young
Researcher - BAYR • Bangladesh Development Partnership Centre - BDPC • Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association BNWLA • Bangladesh Society for the Enforcement of Human Rights - BSEHR • Change Makers • Children's Television Foundation
of Bangladesh - CTFB • Cultural Movement for Human Development - CMHD • Grameen Development Society - GDS • National
Federation of Youth Organisations in Bangladesh - NFYOB • Organization for Social Development of Unemployed Youth - OSDUY
• Rural Mother & Child Health Care Society - RMCHCS • Social Advancement Society - SAS • Unite Theatre for Social Action UTSA • Volunteer Organization for Women - VOW Ca mbo di a • Cambodian Women's Crisis Center - CWCC • Children
Support Foundation - CSF • Healthcare Center for Children - HCC • Khmer Welfare Family Rural Association - KWRA • Khmer
Youth Camp for Culture - KYCC • Legal Support for Children and Women - LSCW China • China Society for Prevention of Child
Abuse and Neglect & Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center Ge orgi a • Child and Environment - C&E • Public Health and
Medicine Development Fund of Georgia - PHMDF • Society Biliki India • Agency of Research on Integration Services and
Empowerment - ARISE • BLOSSOM • Center for Community Economics and Development Consultant Society - CECOEDECON
• Centre for Social Education and Development - CSED • Children's Rights in Goa - CRG • Committee for Legal Aid to Poor CLAP • Dalit Women Forum - DWF • Empower • Enfold Proactive Health Trust • Goodwill Social Work Centre • Gramodaya •
Iqra Foundation - IF • Indian Council for Child Welfare, Tami Nadu - ICCW-TN • Jeeva Jyothi • KOOTTAM (collective) •
Krityanand UNESCO Club • Love Humanity International • Mahila Mandal Barmer Agor - MMBA • Manav Kalyan Sansthan (Human
Welfare society) • National Domestic Workers' Movement - NDWM • People’s Cultural Centre - PECUC • People’s Service
Society - PSS • Rural Development Organization - RDO • Rural Organisation for Social Emancipation - ROSE • Rural Poverty
Women’s Organisation • Society for Educational & Environmental Development - SEED • Society for Help Entire Lower & rural
People - HELP • Society for Promotion of Integrated Rural Development - SPIRD • Society Of Underprivileged People’s - SOUP •
Stop Trafficking Oppression and Prostitution of children and women - STOP • Strides Society•
Tulir Centre for the Prevention
and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse - Tulir CPHCSA • Udisha - Society for education, employment and sustainable development •
Village Service Trust • Women and Youth Association - WAY • Women’s Organization in Rural Development - WORD
Indones ia • Arek Lintang Foundation - ALIT • Center for Community Empowerment Studies - CCES Iran • Rahyab Women and
Children Institute I sra el • Al-Qasemi College Academic College of Education Jo rdan • Jordan River Foundation / Queen Rania
Family & Child Center Kazakhst an • The Legal Center of Women’s Initiatives of SKS “Sana Sezim” Le banon • Developmental
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Action without Borders/Naba'a • KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation • Lebanese Union for Child Welfare • National
Rehabilitation and Development Center - NRDC Ma laysi a • Malaysian Coalition for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse MCPCSA Ma ldive s • Velidhoo Youth Development Society - VYDS Ne pa l • Center to Assist and Protect Child Rights Of Nepal
- CAP-CRON Children-Women in Social Service and Human Rights - CWISH • Children & Women’s Initiative • Kadambari College
of Science and Management • Society For Health, Environment & Women’s Development - SHEWD • Support For Community
Development - SUPPORT • Youth Society for Peace - YSP Pa kistan • Aims Organization • Association of Network for
Community Empowerment - ANCE • DIYA • Fundamental Human Rights & Rural Development Association - FHRRDA • Grassroot Organization for Human Development - GODH • Hamdam Development Organization • Handicap & Orphan Children’s
Charity Society - HOCCS • Hope for Christian Children Pakistan • Human Rights Education Forum Pakistan • Insan Dost
Association - IDA • Jaggarta Social Welfare Organization - JSWO • KaravanPakistan • Khpal Kor Foundation - KKF • Pak Public
Welfare Foundation - PPWF • Pakistan Council for Social Welfare & Human Rights - PCSW&HR • Pakistan Labour Federation - PLF
• Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organization - PRWSWO • Parwarish Welfare Foundation - PWF • Pioneer Association
for Reformation & Development in Society & Environment - PARADISE • Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy PODA • Sindh Journalists Network for Children - SJN • Social Transformation and Educational Prosperity - STEP • Society for
Empowering Human Resource - SEHER • Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child - SPARC • United Christian Welfare
Society Pa lest ine • Al-Aqsa University • Defence for Children International/Palestine Section - DCI/PS • Gaza Community Mental
Health Programme - GCMHP • Palestinian Network for Children’s Rights - PNCR Phi li ppines • Childhope Asia Philippines CHAP • Child Protection Unit Network - CPU-Net • Families and Children for Empowerment and Development Foundation FCED Sri Lank a • Christian Children’s Fund - CCF Sri Lanka • Govijana Udana Sanvidhanaya • National Child Protection Authority
- NCPA • SAMASEVAYA T ai wan • Children Welfare League Foundation - CWLF Thai lan d • Center for the Protection of
Children’s Rights Foundation - CPCR Vi etna m • Center for Reproductive and Family Health - RaFH • Thao Dan Street Children
Programme • Women’s Charity Association of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - WOCA Yem en • Ebhar Foundation for Childhood
and Creativeness EUROPE & COUNTRIES IN TRANSITION Albania • Albanian Center for Missing & Exploited
Children - ACMEC • Albanian Helsinki Committee - AHC Aus tria • Verein für Gewaltlose Erziehung/Österreichischer
Kinderschutzbund - VfGE • Selbsthilfegruppe Überlebt für Frauen und Mädchen mit sexuellen Missbrauchserfahrungen B elarus •
Amnesty International Belarus • Smorgon Information Centre on Children and HRE - SICCHRE Bel gium • BZN Atlas vzw
Bulga ria • Center of Women’s Studies and Policies - CWSP C roati a • Brave Phone - Helpline for Abused and Neglected
Children • NGO MiRTa • The Scout School Estoni a • Caritas Estonia France • Compagnons de Cœur - ONG G er many •
AMYNA Institut zur Prävention von sexuellem missbrauch • ECPAT Deutschland e.V. Gre ece • The Smile of the Child I relan d •
Children’s Rights Alliance Italy • Consorzio Gioventu’ Digitale Kosovo • Municipality of Peja (Office for Children Right’s) Polan d
• Diakonia Kosciola Ewangelicko-Augsburskiego w RP Portugal • Association of Women Against Violence - AMCV •
Confederação Nacional de Acção Sobre Trabalho Infantil - CNASTI Repu bl ic of Mace donia • Centre for Human Rights
"AMOS" • Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia Re pu blic of Mol dova • Civic Engagement
Program Office - CEPO Rom ania • SN-CAN - National Society for Child Abuse and Neglect • Save the Children Romania
Russian Fe derat ion • New Perspectives Foundation - NPF • EveryChild - Sverdlovsk Ser bi a an d Montene gro • Belgrade
Support to Exploited Children and Youth - BEOSUPPORT Slovak ia • Civil Society Organization LABYRINT Switze rlan d •
ASADE - adultes sexuellement abusés durant l’enfance • Association Suisse pour la protection de l’enfant – Kinderschutz Schweiz •
C.T.A.S. Association - Centre de consultation pour les victimes d’abus sexuels • Espace Hogan Uk raine • Christian Children’s Fund
Ukraine - CCF Ukraine • Women`s Consultative Center of Zakarpattya Un ite d King do m • Central Scotland Rape Crisis & Sexual
Abuse Centre - CSRC& SAC • Children 1ST Scotland • Churches’ Network for Non-Violence - CNNV • Fair Play for Children
THE AMERICAS & THE CARIBBEAN Arg entina • Asociación Argentina para la Prevención del Abuso y el
Abandono Infantil - APAI • Asociación El Trapito • Casa de la Mujer Rosario • Centro de estudios e investigación de la Mujer –
CEIM • Defensoria Pública de Menores e Incapaces de la Capital Federal • Estudios y Proyectos Asociación Civil - EyP • Grupo
Desde el Pie • Proyecto de Capacitación en temas de Maltrato y Abuso sexual infantil - PROCAPI • Salud Activa Bol ivi a • Defensa
de Niñas y Niños Internacional - DNI Bolivia • Map Internacional Programa Centro Una Brisa de Esperanza - MAP-CUBE Brazi l •
ntegrated Center of Family Support - CIAF • Laboratório de Análise e Prevenção da Violência - LAPREV • Projecto UERE Cana da
• Defence For Children International Canada • EDUPAX • RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention, Canadian Red Cross •
Toronto Child Abuse Centre - TCAC • YMCA of Greater Toronto Chi le • Asociación Chilena Pro Naciones Unidas - ACHNU •
Corporación no Gubernamental de Desarrollo Raíces - ONG Raíces Co lom bi a • Asociación Afecto contra el maltrato infantil AFECTO • Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes de Bogotá y Cundinamarca - YMCA-ACJ • Asociación Cultural Casa del Niño - ACCN
• Asociación Grupo Opciones • Asociación Periferia • Centros de Desarrollo Integral de Barranquilla - CDIB • COLSUBSIDIO •
Consejo Tutelar de Teusaquillo • Corporación para el Desarrollo Social - CODES • “CRECER” Grupo de Investigación de la
universidad Surcolombia de Neiva • Fundación Creciendo Unidos • Fundación Desarrollo y Paz - FUNDEPAZ • Fundación
Restaurar • Fundación Solidaridad por Colombia - Antioquia • Fundación Unidad de Orientación y Asistencia Materna - Oriéntame
• Observatorio sobre Infancia de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia • Red para la Prevención del Explotación Sexual Comercial
Infantil • Secretariado Nacional de Infancia Misionera - Obras Misionales Pontificias de Colombia Costa R ica • Alianza Por Tus
Derechos • Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation - CRHF • Defensa de Niñas y Niños Internacional - DNI Costa Rica • Fundación
PANIAMOR Guat ema la • Casa Alianza Guatemala • Centro de Estudios y Apoyo al Desarrollo Local - CEADEL Ha iti • Centre
Haitien pour la Défense des Droits de l’Enfant • Coalition Haïtienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Enfant - COHADDE
Hondur as • Red de Instituciones por los Derechos de la Infancia, Adolescencia y Juventud de Honduras - COIPRODEN Me xico
• Colectivo Ollin, Alternativas para la Comunicación la Sexualidad y el Desarrollo Comunitario • Red por los Derechos de la Infancia
en México • RIRIKI Intervención Social • Shottama A.C. • Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia del Estado de Nuevo León
Nicar agua • Fundación Cipaltomalt Panam a • Red de Apoyo contra la Violencia Intrafamiliar de Juan Dìaz • PROTEJO
Par aguay • Base Educativa y Comunitaria de Apoyo - BECA • GLOBAL...infancia Pe ru • Acción por los Niños • Asociación de
Defensa de la Vida - ADEVI • Asociación Promoción y Desarrollo de la Mujer - PRODEMU • Brigada de Voluntarios Bolivarianos
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del Peru - BVBP • Centro de Desarrollo y Asesoría Psicosocial - CEDAPP • Centro de Promoción para el Desarrollo Comunal INTI •
Coordinadora Regional de los Jovenes y Niños Indigenas para el Desarrollo de Puno - COREJIP • Foro Salud Ucayali • Red Nacional de Promoción
de la Mujer - RNPM U SA • American Psychological Association • Antarctica University • End Physical Punishment Of Children - EPOCH USA •
Jacob Wetterling Foundation • Kristi House • Melchizedek's Treasure • SKIPPER (Shaking Kills: Instead Parents Please Educate and Remember)
Initiative • Volunteers for Abused & Neglected Children • Zuni Tribal Social Services Ve nezue la • Movimiento Latinoamericano y del Caribe de
Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes Trabajadores - MOLACNATs OC E A NIA Au st ralia • National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and
Neglect - NAPCAN Foundation Fiji Isl and s • National Council of Women Fiji New Zea land • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson • ECPAT
New Zealand • Royal New Zealand Plunket Society - Nelson Branch
Supporting Members International and Regional Organizations
• Action Pour Les Enfants – APLE (Cambodia) • Arab
Resource Collective – ARC (Lebanon) • Asociación Mundial de Educadores Infantiles / World Association of Early Childhood Educators – AMEIWAECE (Spain) • Buakhao White Lotus Foundation (Switzerland) • Centre of Strategic Planning for Development “DIMITRA” (Greece) •
Chadwick Center for Children and Families (USA) • ChildFund Australia (Australia) • Children of the World 2000 (UK) • Consortium for Street
Children – CSC (United Kingdom) • Crimes against Children Research Center – CCRC (USA) • Defence for Children International – DCI
(Switzerland) • Délégué Général de la Communauté Française aux Droits de l’Enfant (Belgium) • Enfance et Partage (France) • Eurochild (Belgium)
• European Network of Masters on Children’s Rights – ENMCR (Germany) • Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas – FAWCO (USA)
• First Children’s Embassy in the World - Megjashi (Republic of Macedonia) • Fondation DiDé – Dignité en Détention (Switzerland) • Foundation
for Subjective Experience and Research – SER (Germany) • Global Ecological Integrity Group – GEIG (Canada) • Human Rights Trust of Southern
Africa – SAHRIT (Zimbabwe) • Inclusion International – II (Canada) • Initiative D’Entraide Aux Libertés – IDEAL International (France) •
International Association for Steiner / Waldorf Early Childhood Education (Sweden) • International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children –
ICMEC (USA) • International Child Development Initiatives – ICDI (The Netherlands) • International Council of Nurses – ICN (Switzerland) •
International Federation of Liberal Youth – IFLRY (Belgium) • International Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Women Peacemakers Program – WPP
(The Netherlands) • International Society for Human Values – ISHV (Switzerland) • Institut Arabe des Droits de l’Homme – IADH (Tunisia) •
Institut International des Droits de l'Enfant – IDE (Switzerland) • Institute for Planetary Synthesis (Switzerland) • KidsRights International (The
Netherlands) • Mouvement Mondial des Mères – MMM (France) • New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network (USA) • Perhaps...Kids Meeting
Kids Can Make A Difference (USA) • Population Media Center – PMC (USA) • Red Ciudadanas de Europa / Women Citizens of Europe Network
– RCE (Spain) • Roots & Shoots – Jane Goodall Institute (USA) • The UWESO UK Trust – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UK) • Us
Foundation (USA) • World Confederation for Physical Therapy – WCPT (UK) • World Council of Churches – WCC (Switzerland) • Worldwide
Organization for Women (Switzerland)
Supporting Members National Organizations A FRI C A
Ben in • Ensemble Allons dans la Paix - EAP • ONG Monde Vie
Liberté - MVL C ong o • Association Enfance et Vie - AEV D. R. C ong o • Association Chrétienne Maisha - ACHREM • Centre Chrétien pour la
Protection de la Faune et de la Flore - CCPFF • Mouvement pour l'Enfant Congolais - MEC Egypt • Alliance for Arab Women - AAW Gha na •
MEDIC PLUS AIDE Ivo ry C oas t • Priorité Enfance Jeunesse et Promotion du Sport - PREJPROS Ma urita nia • Terre Vivante M auri ti us •
Mauritius Union of Journalists - MUJ Ni geri a • Ajegunle Community Project • Life Time Caring Organization Se negal • Mouvement Humaniste
de Thiés - MHT So ut h Africa • ChildrenFIRST • Community-Based Prevention and Empowerment Strategies in South Africa - COPES-SA •
Open Disclosure Foundation Ta nzani a • Mkombozi Centre for Street Children T ogo • Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Être Familial - ATBEF
• Défense des Enfants International Togo - DEI-Togo ASI A Ba nglade sh • Integrated Social Development Effort - ISDE • NOWZUWAN
Chi na • Against Child Abuse Hong Kong India • Gramin Vikas Mandal - GVM • Positive People - PP • Priyadarshini Welfare Society • Sradhanjali
Charitable Trust Ira n • Charitable Institute for Protecting Social Victims • Organization for Defending Victims of Violence - ODVV M alaysia •
Applied Psychology Center - APC Nepal • Dhrubatara Children Development Society Paki sta n • Population Welfare Association • Rozan •
Survive Welfare Organization Si ngapo re • Singapore Children’s Society EUR OPE & CO U NT RIE S I N TRA NSITI O N Albani a •
SOS Children’s Villages Au st ria • Initiative Prävention von sexuellem Missbrauch und Gewalt • Kinder- und Jugendanwaltschaft OÖ. - KiJA OÖ. •
Kinder- und Jugendanwaltschaft Tirol - kija • NÖ Kinder & Jugend Anwaltschaft - NÖ kija Cz ech R epu blic • Defence for Children/Czech
Republic - DCI/CZ Denma rk • BUPL (The Danish National Federation of Early Childhood Teachers and Youth Educators) F rance • Association
Contre la Prostitution des Enfants - ACPE • Croix Bleue des Arméniens de France - CBAF Ge rmany • Deutsche Gesellschaft gegen
Kindesmisshandlung und –vernachlässigung e.V. - DGgKV / GESPCAN Greece • Family and Child Care Center Icelan d • Blátt áfram Irelan d •
Barnardos It aly • Associazione nazionale famiglie adottive e affidatarie - Anfaa Luxem bo urg • Association Luxembourgeoise pour la Prévention
des Sévices à Enfants - ALUPSE • Fondation Kannerschlass Re p ublic of M oldo va • Child Rights Information Center - CRIC Serbia &
Mon ten egro • Anti Trafficking Center - ATC • ASTRA (Anti trafficking action) • Child Rights Centre Belgrade - CRC Belgrade Sl ovenia •
Slovene Philanthropy - Association for Promotion of Voluntary Work Spai n • ÉRGUETE BAIXO MIÑO • Meniños, Fundación para a Infancia
Sw itze rla nd • Alliance de Sociétés Féminines Suisses - Alliance F • Conseil Suisse des Activités de Jeunesse - CSAJ • PLANeS • Unions
Chrétiennes Suisses / CEVI Schweiz / YWCA-YMCA Switzerland • Viol-Secours The Ne th erla nd s • Plan Nederland Uni ted Ki ngdom •
Barnardo’s • OMEP UK - Organisation Mondiale pour l’Education Préscolaire • Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights - SACR (Scotland) TH E
AMER I CAS & TH E C ARIBB EA N A rgen ti na • Federación Argentina Para la Protección de la Infancia y Adolescencia en Riesgo FAPPIAR • Fundación Paz por la No Violencia Familiar • Proyecto Puerta Abierta Recreando - PAR Ca nada • Boundary Peace Initiative - BPI •
Child Welfare League of Canada - CWLC • REAL Women of Canada Mexico • Fundación Junto con las Niñas y los Niños de Puebla - Fundación
JUCONI USA • FaithTrust Institute • Stop It Now! • The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families - CHCF • The Kempe Center and
Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse Ve ne zuela • Cecodap O CEA NIA Au st ralia • Bravehearts • Family Services
Australia - FSA • NSW Commission for Children & Young People New Zeala nd • National Council of Women of New Zealand - NCWNZ •
Stop Demand Foundation
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19 November 2006 - World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse©
Open Letter 2006 to more than 700 WWSF Coalition Members and Partners
(Non-governmental and governmental in 119 countries)
Children are the Present and the Future
Child abuse and violence against children is a Human Rights violation. It is a pervasive phenomenon that knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth and
that will affect more children and young people unless everyone, governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions, educators, experts, professionals and
parents recognize their responsibility to act for the protection of children and for the prevention of child abuse and violence. To address the global challenge of creating
a culture of prevention, the World Day campaign encourages action by mobilizing organizations and civil society as a whole to advocate for better prevention policies.
As long as child abuse and violence continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Dear Coalition members and partners,
With each passing year, the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse is
commemorated by hundreds of local, national and international actors
around the world. We thank all those who marked the Day last year (625
organizations in 115 countries) and who sent us their reports of activities and
events, all focusing on either physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, neglect
and violence. Global impact reports are published on our web site:
www.woman.ch/children/1-coalitionimpact.asp
Since its establishment seven years ago, WWSF is gratified that the process of
the annual World Day campaign has already generated increased commitment
and progress among civil society.We are closer to our objective but a lot more
needs to be done. It is now essential that strong and effective prevention
measures and programs are put in place to make clear the responsibility of
all in ending child abuse and violence; ultimately securing the standards set in
the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a reality. It is a moral imperative
to ensure that children’s rights are respected, promoted and put into practice.
Due to our collective awareness raising, it should be easier now to introduce
prevention in families, schools and other institutions. Our challenge is to move
societies to an attitude of zero tolerance for child abuse and violence.
Everyone has a role to play. We need everyone’s active involvement and
support in creating a global culture for prevention.
Brief Report 2005 - WWSF Conference and Prize for Prevention of
Child Abuse ceremony
The World Day was commemorated for the sixth consecutive year with a
Conference-Debate “Progress in preventing child abuse – annual review
IV” at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human
Rights Geneva. Swiss, European and international experts presented different
prevention programs in the field of public education, campaigns, theatre,
counseling groups, etc. Following the conference, WWSF announced and
awarded the four Laureate organizations with its Prize for innovative
prevention activities (US$ 5000): j First Laureate (US$ 3000): International
Child Abuse Network – Yes ICAN, USA k Second Laureate (US$ 1000):
Asociación Afecto contra el maltrato infantil, Colombia l Two additional
awards (US$ 500 each): Muhammadan Women Welfare Society, Pakistan &
Youth Net and Counseling YONECO, Malawi. The event proved a success
and was an occasion for Sue Meier, Executive Director of the first Laureate
organization, to present the activities of her NGO. A summary report together
with the profiles of the four Laureate organizations is featured on Internet:
www.woman.ch/children/1-coalitionimpact.asp
www.woman.ch/children/2-laureates.asp
WWSF will select again this year four prizewinning organizations that will be
announced early November and awarded on the World Day in Geneva.
Call to Action
Observe, promote and support the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse – 19 November
There are many ways in which organizations and individuals can support the World Day campaign. Let’s be creative! Some coalition members use the day
for public events (such as conferences, workshops, etc.), and/or for educational and cultural programs, art competitions in schools, churches, on television and
Internet, etc. Other ideas for action include:
•Organizing joint activities with other organizations and groups
•Inviting children and young people to participate and become the real actors of the Day
•Increasing and widely disseminating education on abuse prevention and protection skills
•Adopting a Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy for all staff, interns, volunteers and other individuals working with children
•Reinforcing collaboration with your Government, local political and religious leaders, your Mayor and social institutions
•Reminding Heads of State and Government of their promises made to the children at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children (2002)
•Lobbying Governments to proclaim a National Day for Prevention of Child Abuse – 19 November
•Sharing pertinent information with the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography:
www.unhchr.ch/children/rapporteur.htm
•Informing the media about the Day and invite them to report on your local/national activities and events.
Visit the WWSF website to find out what others are doing and to share additional ideas for action: www.woman.ch
Share your programs with the WWSF International Clearinghouse for prevention of child abuse and violence
To support all those involved in the prevention of child abuse and committed to ending violence in general, WWSF
has developed a new program to serve as a shared platform for civil society, non-governmental and governmental
organizations by offering practical tools for those working with children and engaged in preventing abuse and violence.
To this end, WWSF is compiling a database of Internet links to prevention programs so that good practices and
innovative measures may be shared among child rights organizations and relevant groups. Via the International
Clearinghouse, WWSF is collecting and disseminating information on good practices to facilitate easy access, and the
sharing and adapting of programs to local, national and international environments. A first step of the database will be
launched on the World Day 2006. By sharing information through this Clearinghouse, each organization contributes
to the creation of a culture of prevention. If you wish to receive our questionnaire/registration form, please contact
[email protected] Selected links to programs and good practices will be published on our website: www.woman.ch
Example of good practice: The
Keeping Children Safe Coalition
has developed a set of tools called
“Keeping Children Safe: A Toolkit
for Child Protection” to help
organizations working in developing
countries to keep children safe:
http://keepingchildrensafe.org.uk
Say “YES to prevention of child abuse! ” – Second year WWSF Yellow sticker campaign
All children must be safe within their homes and families. Unfortunately, children’s rights to protection from all forms of abuse and violence
do not stop at the door of the family home. In order to support parents and caregivers in creating child safe environments, free of abuse
and violence, last year WWSF developed a yellow sticker campaign which is one of our ongoing programs. It is an illustrative tool for parents,
adults and youth working with children, to stress that child abuse and violence are unacceptable and that values and standards of behavior
have to be respected within families and institutions. WWSF invites you to order yellow stickers and place them on your door, computer
or any visible site, as a symbol of your stand for prevention of abuse, to treat all children with respect and dignity, and to take care and protect
them from potential offenders. For more information, please visit our website: www.woman.ch/children/3-campaign.asp
Cartel y Carta Abierta 2006 están disponibles en Español en nuestro portal Internet www.woman.ch
Engage your religious leaders and faith-based organizations in the campaign to prevent child abuse and violence
This year 19 November falls on a Sunday. WWSF would like to suggest that you contact your local religious leaders and faith-based organizations and invite
them to participate in serving, educating and assisting members of their communities by mentioning in their sermons and programs the World Day and
information about good practices of prevention of child abuse and violence.
Include the new UN Study on Violence Against Children and its
recommendations in your local and national programs (to be officially
launched at the UN General Assembly 2006)
In 2001, the General Assembly requested the UN Secretary-General to conduct
an in-depth study on the question of violence against children following a
recommendation by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Independant
Expert, Prof. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro was appointed to direct the study in collaboration
with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations
Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization. The secretariat of the study is
based in Geneva.
The study focuses on the development of strategies aimed at effectively preventing
and combating all forms of violence against children; outlining steps to be taken at
the international level and by States to provide effective prevention, protection and
intervention, treatment, recovery and reintegration.
The study seeks to provide an understanding of the nature, extent, causes and
consequences of different forms of violence against children. This includes taking
into account five main settings in which violence takes place including the family,
schools, care and residential institutions as well as detention facilities and prisons,
communities and on the streets, and in work situations. A range of cross cutting
issues are also featured including physical, sexual and mental violence, trafficking
and exploitation, children affected by HIV, and refugees, separated and internally
displaced children. The information has been collected through a variety of sources
including questionnaire responses from governments, official statistics and reports
from State parties under the CRC, expert group meetings, conferences, summits
and reports from NGOs, a call for public submissions, regional consultations,
including with children.
The final study Report will be presented at the UN General Assembly in October
2006: www.violencestudy.org/r25.
"The World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse reminds us of the importance
of acting now to respond to children’s plight. Preventing violence is the most
effective way to protect children – a radical change is needed to ensure
that this priority is fully recognized and translated into action. The different
strengths of all those who work for and with children must be combined in
order to ensure the sea change we all aim to promote." (2006)
- Prof. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Independent Expert
responsible for the UN SG’s Study on Violence against Children
SELECTED FACTS & FIGURES (from various UN documents)
Child abuse a global problem…
40 million children suffer from abuse and neglect, and require
health and social care.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 9 boys will be sexually abused before they
reach the age of 18.
Over 1 million children are exploited every year in the multibillion dollar sex industry.
Victims of child sex abuse are at greater risk of being involved in
commercial sexual exploitation as a means to survive.
In 184 countries, over 50% have no laws addressing child
pornography.
In 138 countries, possession of child pornography is not a crime.
5.7 million children are treated as slaves.
Between 60 million and 100 million girls are ‘missing’ from the
world’s population. They are victims of gender based infanticide,
malnutrition, and neglect.
2 million girls are subject to Female Genital Mutilation each year.
Some 180 million children work in the worst forms of child
labour.
Over 120 million children will never go to school. 6 out of 10
are girls.
300’000 children work as soldiers, transporters, and mine
detectors (every month, 800 children are killed or become
handicapped by mines).
Since 1990 more than 45% of people killed in conflicts around the
world have been children (2 million).
Out of 120 to 150 million disabled children in developing countries,
only 3% attend school.
Each year 133 million children are born into this world. 50 million
of them will never be registered. There is no written proof of
their existence.
Definition: The term child abuse includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as neglect, violence and exploitation of a child.
Use of World Day logo: Reproduction of the 19 November logo for information sharing is permitted provided that the source of the global convener is
mentioned (without any modification). Reproduction of the 19 November logo for fundraising purposes requires written permission from WWSF. WWSF
declines all responsibility for legal, financial, administrative or moral liabilities, which may result from events organized by coalition members and other actors
on the World Day.
Acknowledgements: WWSF thanks the OAK Foundation, Office Fédéral des Assurances Sociales Suisse, Etat de Vaud,Vivre Autrement, Etat de Genève (Dept.
de la solidarité et de l’emploi) and the World Family Foundation for their financial support towards the World Day and Prize program 2006.
Dear Coalition members and partners, by joining our forces, we can create a world fit for children.WWSF wishes to support you with posters and documents
to make your World Day event and activities a success. We honor our relationship with you and look forward to receiving your activity report 2006.Together
we achieve what no one can do alone.
Laure Maitrejean, Global program Co-ordinator 19 November - World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, a WWSF initiative.
Attention! Poster and Open Letter are available for downloading on Internet www.woman.ch
Convener of the World Day: WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation
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WWSF, an international, non-profit, non-confessional NGO, with United Nations consultative status (ECOSOC, UNFPA, DPI), serves the implementation of women’s and children’s
rights and the UN Millennium Development Goals MDGs. WWSF is member of the Conference of NGOs (CONGO), Civicus, CRIN, ISPCAN, WIDE, AWID, MIRA, the NGO Group
for the Convention on the Rights of the Child; the NGO Committee on Unicef, the working group on the girl child, on Human Rights, the NGO sub-group on sexual exploitation of
children, the sub-group on violence against children, the Swiss Network for the Rights of the Child, the Swiss Kinderlobby, among others.
II ) WWSF PRIZE FOR PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE
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II ) WWSF PRIZE FOR PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE
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Why a Prize for prevention of child abuse?
Created in 2003 to address the many requests for financial assistance WWSF receives
from coalition members marking the World Day and participating in the creation of a
culture of prevention of child abuse, the Prize for prevention of child abuse has as its
principal mission to award innovative activities in the field of prevention of child abuse
and encourages continuous efforts by NGOs to develop effective prevention measures
and catalyze new energies. Laureate organizations are selected among active WWSF
coalition members that mark the World Day for Prevention of Child abuse - 19
November.
Four awards are annually presented to organizations that carried out significant
prevention activities.
Prize categories:
First prize: Prize for innovative prevention activities (US$ 3000)
Honoring a unique and visionary activity serving as example for annual events
Second prize: Prize for significant prevention activities (US$ 1000)
Honoring perseverance, past accomplishments and facing new challenges
Two additional prizes: Prize for specific activities (US$ 500 each)
Honoring a particular pertinent activity at the grassroots level
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2006 Laureate organizations
Two first Prizes 2006 (US$ 3000 each)
Tulir Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse - Tulir CPHCSA, India
Queen Rania Family & Child Center at Jordan River Foundation, Jordan
Two additional awards (US$ 500 each)
Association Najdeh, Lebanon
Cercle de Réflexion et d’Action pour Christ - CRAC, Togo
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2005 Laureate organizations
First Laureate 2005 (US$ 3000)
International Child Abuse Network Inc - Yes ICAN, USA
Second Laureate 2005 (US$ 1000)
Asociación Afecto contra el maltrato infantil - AFECTO, Colombia
Two additional awards 2005 (US$ 500 each)
Muhammadan Women Welfare Society, Pakistan
Youth Net and Counselling - YONECO, Malawi
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2004 Laureate organizations
First Laureate 2004 (US$ 3000) :
Women Action Coalition Child Abuse - WACCA, Nigeria
Second Laureate 2004 (US$ 1000):
Pakistan Council for Social Welfare & Human Rights - PCSW & HR
Two additional awards 2004 (US$ 500 each):
Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse of East Asia, STA - CPCA, China
Vienna Network for Prevention of Sexual Abuse against Girls, Boys and Youth, Austria
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Prize for Prevention of Child Abuse – Laureate organizations 2006
WWSF awards four organizations for innovative prevention activities
On the occasion of World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse - 19 November
Two first Prizes 2006 (US$ 3000 each)
 Tulir Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse - Tulir CPHCSA, India
Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the State of Tamil Nadu (South India) and is India’s fourth
largest metropolitan city with an estimated population of 7,6 million.
To mark the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse - 19 November 2005, Tulir CPHCSA, supported by UNICEFIndia, organized various public awareness events from 18 to 20 November in Chennai using a range of platforms
and the media:
• Billboards: Five large billboards with the message “World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse is not on the 19
November. It’s every day” were placed in various strategic sites in the city. About one million people should have
read them;
• Poster exhibition: Various advertising agencies were asked to create awareness posters on child sexual abuse.
Seven leading agencies developed more than two-dozen posters. They were displayed in one of the major
shopping centers of Chennai (8000 visitors);
• Handouts: 3000 Handouts for children, entitled “Smart ways to keep yourself safe” were developed in English and
in Tamil. Tulir CPHCSA discussed how to say NO! with children. 2000 handouts for adults and professionals
involved with different kinds of child abuse and related laws were also developed both in English and Tamil;
• Street-play: Students from the Women’s Christian College performed a mime street-play on personal safety
information to help children keep themselves safe from child abuse. The media (English and Tamil newspapers as
well as TV channels) covered the event;
• Movie: Tulir CPHCSA arranged for the screening of the movie Everybody says I’m fine (Sathyam Cinemas), which
is one of the few feature films made in India dealing with child sexual abuse in an informative and sensitive
manner. This was followed by a discussion focusing on breaking the silence surrounding child sexual abuse and
the role communities can play in preventing and addressing violence against children. 50 people attended.
Advertisements for the screening were published in newspapers;
• Documentaries: Two documentaries on child sexual abuse entitled Coulours black and The Children We Sacrifice
were screened in the South Indian Film Camber Theater, followed by a discussion. 60 people attended. The media
also informed their readers about the event and its significance;
• The media: Tulir CPHCSA actively collaborated with the media to involve them in the World Day celebrations.
Two of the most prominent national/regional newspapers from Chennai (The New Indian Express and The Hindu)
th
issued messages on child abuse including “Nov. 19 – World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse – Shouldn’t it be
everyday day?”. Moreover, one of the organization’s members also wrote an article for the Hindu newspaper,
entitled “Why hide abuse?”;
• E-mail messages: Tulir CPHCSA sent an e-mail to nearly 4’000 organizations and individuals interested in and
working on child rights, informing them of the significance of the World Day and urging them to organize activities.
Several organizations organized events following their call to action.
• Website: Following the awareness campaign, the Tulir CPHCSA website received 13’000 visitors in November.
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Two first Prizes 2006 (US$ 3000 each)
 Queen Rania Family & Child Center at Jordan River Foundation, Jordan
To mark the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse – 19 November 2005, the Queen Rania Family & Child Center
at Jordan River Foundation had organized a comprehensive, full day program following the WWSF initiative.
Activities were specially directed towards the local community of Jabal Al - Nasser (where the organization is
located), which suffers from multiple risk factors including unemployment, poverty and lack of education for children.
Objectives: to commemorate the World Day in Jordan; to establish understanding in the community regarding child
safety and protection; to empower teachers, counselors and parents by extending awareness on child abuse; to
enhance children’s ability to protect themselves; to encourage freedom of expression and to assist children in
communicating sensitive issues regarding any form of abuse in a pro-child atmosphere; and to create and
encourage advocacy groups on child protection and safety.
The following activities took place on 19 November:
 Four orientation workshops on child abuse and neglect concepts: they were designed to give caregivers
(teachers, counselors, mothers, etc.) specific information focusing on understanding, recognizing, preventing and
dealing with child abuse in order to ensure that caregivers as well as children would be equally involved. Participants
were informed about what to expect from a puppet show and its impact on children. 100 caregivers attended;
 Three presentations of “The Salhouf Tales Series” program: a puppet show for children, teachers, parents
and professionals to spread prevention awareness. It examined in a pro-child atmosphere the dangers of child
abuse, its effects, and how to deal with them. A discussion followed so that children and caregivers could reflect on
their understandings of the various forms of abuse and learn how to protect themselves. Key messages included:
always trust your feelings, it is healthy to express and communicate your feelings, discussion is an alternative
solution to physical punishment, and it is not wrong for adults to apologize. 75 children (6-10 years) attended;
 A Script development workshop: a creative writing session that allowed children to practice the knowledge they
learned from the puppet show by creating their own skits about the various child abuse
scenarios. 9 scripts reflecting family violence were produced. 60 children attended;
 A Song development workshop: children expressed lyrics for songs that carried clear
and positive messages emphasizing the importance of communication within families. 60
children attended;
 Media coverage: a number of articles in Arabic and English newspapers and
magazines emphasized the importance of the day and the contributions that the Queen
Rania Family & Child Center contributed to the Day (Arabic Newspapers: Al-Ghad, Al
Arab Al-Youm, Al-Rai, Al-Dustor; English Newspapers: The Jordan Times; English
Magazines: Jo Magazine, Living Well).
As part of the activities, children were given T-shirts that had the title of the Day on one
side and a picture of “Salhouf” on the other, in order to foster remembrance of what they
learned in the workshops.
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Two additional awards (US$ 500 each)
 Association Najdeh, Lebanon
To mark the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse – 19 November 2005, Najdeh carried out several activities
from 11-19 November divided among many of its refugee camps in order to maximize the effectiveness of the
activities and the amount of awareness produced. Activities included:
• Nahr El Bared camp (Northern Lebanon):  workshops including discussion groups, understanding child abuse
concepts and dealing with violence against children in effective ways.  A project entitled “The Young Journalist”.
Children visited and interviewed children who were forced to leave school for work.  Making and distributing a
paper badge, similar to the WWSF yellow ribbon, with the message “No to child abuse!” in Arabic language. 36
children (8-13 years) and 30 mothers and community members attended.
• Baddawi camp (North Lebanon):  A workshop on child abuse, domestic violence and the need for a World Day
for Prevention of Child Abuse. 46 mothers attended and gave testimonies.  A workshop on child abuse and
violence against children that 75 children attended, shared their experience and wrote down sketches on violence
and abuse. They also expressed themselves with drawings and addressed letters to themselves committing not to
practice any act of violence or abuse.  Making and distributing the same paper badge with the message “No to
child abuse!” in Arabic.  An exhibition of refugee children’s drawings and writings exposing violence and abuse
that they are victims of.
• Buss camp (Southern Lebanon):  A workshop with 15 children, entitled “Freedom of
self-expression”.  A workshop with 6 NGOs working with children inside the refugee
camp, entitled “Violence within educational institutions”.  A workshop with 11 parents,
entitled “Child negligence and its impact”.  A public event including speeches, songs
and sketches on child abuse performed by children. NGOs, teachers, students,
families, community members as well as the School Director attended.
• Borj El Shemali Camp (Southern Lebanon):  A workshop with 13 children (10-14
years) entitled “The Right to Protection from Discrimination”.  A workshop with 5
NGOs working with children inside the refugee camp entitled “Child Rights to
Education”.  A workshop with 15 parents on “Child right to free self-expression”.  A
public event including an exhibition with children’s photos and drawings on child abuse.
200 persons attended.
• Ein El Helweh camp (Sidon City, South Lebanon):  A workshop with 100 girls and
boys (7-17 years) on “The protection of the child is a guarantee for the child’s future”.
Children wore the badge “No to child abuse - Yes to child protection”. They received
information about child rights and were invited to prepare short stories, drawings,
sketches and songs on violence against children. The children were also shown a
video on child abuse and drugs.  A public exhibition showing the stories and drawings
made by the children as well as the same video was followed by a discussion.
• Shatila Camp (Beirut City): A workshop conducted by 8 facilitators with 61 children (717 years) entitled “No to Child Abuse – Yes to Child Protection”. Children wore the
badge, received information about child rights and the World Day.
 Cercle de Réflexion et d’Action pour Christ – CRAC, Togo
To mark the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse 2005, CRAC organized, in collaboration with other NGOs,
three days of educational activities 17-19 November:
• Information and sensitization sessions on the signification of the World Day;
• Conferences on the theme “What child for the third Millennium?”. 1216 children were present;
• Training workshops on psycho-social counseling to support child victims of abuse. 212 young people received
training on how to identify victims of abuse and give psychological support;
Additional activities (a Fair, sport competitions, etc.), together with awareness raising messages about the World
Day and about child abuse prevention to help reaching a larger audience.
At the end of these days of activities, it was decided to launch, under CRAC’s responsibility: ➊ a Diocesan
Commission, Committee of Action for the Redemption of Children and their Protection – CAREP; ❷ a
Coordination Committee of Actors and Protectors of children for their
redemption – CAPER; ❸ a Scholar’s Committee for Protection of Children
against Abuse – COPEA.
CAREP looks after kindergarten children to provide physical, psychological, health
and educational security via mediation, dialogue, sensitization, negotiation, legal
counseling and emergency assistance. COPEA works basically at primary school
level via activities for protection and conflict resolution. These committees that work
for zero tolerance for child abuse from Atakpamé and neighboring towns are
coordinated by CAPER and gain from the World Day strengthened capacity.
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III ) YELLOW RIBBON CAMPAIGN
“YES TO PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE !”
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III ) YELLOW RIBBON CAMPAIGN
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Yellow Ribbon Campaign “YES to Prevention of Child Abuse!”
YES to prevention
of child abuse!
OUI à la prévention des
Abus envers les enfants!
¡Sí a la prevención del
abuso contra los niños!
A WWSF campaign
Une campagne de la WWSF
Una campaña de la WWSF
Place the yellow sticker on your
door, computer or any other visible
place as a symbol of your
commitment for prevention of child
abuse, to treat all children with
respect and dignity and to take care
and protect them from abuse and
potential offenders.
Placez l’autocollant jaune sur votre
porte, ordinateur ou tout autre lieu
visible comme symbole de votre
engagement à prévenir les abus
envers les enfants, à traiter tous les
enfants avec respect et dignité, à
prendre soin d’eux et à les protéger
des abus et des abuseurs potentials.
Coloque la pegatina amarilla en la
puerta, ordenador, o en cualquier
lugar visible como símbolo de su
compromiso para prevenir los
abusos contra los niñ@s, a tratarlos
con
respeto
y
dignidad,
protegiéndolos de los abusos y de
los abusadores potenciales.
Launched in 2005 by WWSF
Women’s
World
Summit
Foundation, the yellow sticker is an
illustrative tool for parents, adults
and youth to remind them that child
abuse
and
violence
are
unacceptable.
Lancés en 2005 par la WWSF
Fondation Sommet mondial des
Femmes, ces autocollants jaunes
constituent un outil pour les parents,
les adultes et les jeunes, leur
permettant de rappeler que les abus
et la violence envers les enfants sont
inacceptables.
Lanzada en el 2005 por la WWSF
Fundación Cumbre Mundial de la
Mujer, estas pegatinas amarillas
constituyen un instrumento para
los padres, los adultos y los
jóvenes, permitiendo de recordarles
que los abusos y la violencia contra
los niñ@s son inaceptables.
La WWSF vous invite à utiliser ces
autocollants dans vos propres
organisations et foyers afin d’en faire
un lieu sûr pour les enfants.
La WWSF los invita a utilizar estas
pegatinas en sus organizaciones y
hogares con el fin de hacer de cada
casa e institución un lugar seguro
para los niñ@s.
WWSF invites you to use the
stickers to make your organization
and home a safe place for children.
By joining the campaign, you take
part in strenghtening children’s
right to dignity and for better
protection.
En vous joignant à cette campagne,
vous renforcez la mise en application
du droit des enfants à la dignité et à
une protection accrue.
Uniéndose
a
esta
campaña,
reforzarán la puesta en práctica del
derecho del niñ@ a la dignidad y a
una mayor protección.
Order Form / Bulletin de commande / Bono de pedidos
Name/Nom/Apellido………………………………………………………….First Name/Prénom/Nombre ………….……………….
Organisation/ Organización ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………......
Address/Adresse/Dirección ……………………………………………………….. Zip/Code postal/ Código Postal …………………
City/Ville/Ciudad ………………………………………………...Country/Pays/País…………………………………………………….
Tel. ……………………………………………………E-mail ………………………………………Internet…….…………………...………
 I wish to receive 30 stickers / Je désire recevoir 30 autocollants / Deseo recibir 30 pegatinas (CHF 25 / € 17 / $ 20)
 I wish to receive 10 stickers / Je désire recevoir 10 autocollants / Deseo recibir 10 pegatinas (CHF 10 / € 7 / $ 8)
 I wish to make a donation to WWSF / Je désire faire un don à la WWSF de / Deseo hacer un don a la WWSF de : ….……
 I wish to receive information about other WWSF programs / Je désire recevoir des informations sur les autres programmes
de la WWSF / Deseo recibir la información sobre los otros programas de la WWSF
Payment / Paiement / Modo de pago:
 CCP 12-100651-8 Geneva Fondation Sommet Mondial des Femmes WWSF - Women’s World Summit Foundation
 Cash / En espèces / En metálico
 "Money Order" - Chèque for / à l’ordre / a la "Fondation Sommet Mondial des Femmes"
 Bank transfer / Transfert bancaire / Por banco: UBS SA Genève N° Compte 279 C8-112.823.0 (Swift UBSWCHZH80A)
 Credit Card / Carte de crédit / Carta de credito

VISA

AMERICAN EXPRESS
N° : ………………………………… Expiration date / Date d’expiration / Fecha de caducidad : …………………………….
Signature / Firma :
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 Award Ceremony WWSF Prize & Conference-Debate - 17 Nov.
 Program
Friday 17 November 2006
International Conference Centre Geneva CICG, rue de Varembé 17, 1202 Geneva
Interpretation English/French
Program
Conference – Debate
“Progress in preventing child abuse – Annual review 5th edition”
Theme : “How to parent well in the modern media age”
Prize Ceremony
Awarding the WWSF Prize for prevention of child abuse*
Two first prizes: Tulir - Centre for the prevention and healing of child sexual abuse (India)
Jordan River Foundation / Queen Rania Family & Child Center (Jordan)
17h15 Opening
• Mrs. Elly Pradervand, WWSF Founder and Executive Director
• Mrs. Esther van der Velde, UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children – Brief
presentation
• Mrs. Laure Maitrejean, WWSF Children’s Section Coordinator – Report on the international coalition
17h40 Award Ceremony - WWSF Prize for Prevention of Child Abuse*
Presentation by Ms Vidya Reddy, Director and Representative of the Laureate organization Tulir - Centre
for the prevention and healing of child abuse (India) who receives one of the two first prizes 2006 (3000
US$ each)
* Every year WWSF awards four organisations around the world for their innovative prevention activities
17h50 Conference - debate
• Dr. Gérard Salem, Psychiatrist/Therapist/University Lecturer
• Mrs. Sylvie Reverdin, Director – Pro Juventute
• Mrs. Marie-José Lacasa, Psychotherapist – Ecole des parents
• Mrs. Andrea Burgener Woeffray, President – Assoc. Suisse pour la Protection de l'Enfant and Ecpat
(ASPE)
• Mrs. Frances Burkhalter, President – Swiss Association for Living Values
• Mrs. Monica Saurma, Representative – Association Akouo
• Me Lorella Bertani, Lawyer, specialized in the defence of minors
19h30 Reception & Interviews
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 Award ceremony WWSF Prize & Conference-debate
“Progress in preventing child abuse – Annual review”
Every year, the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse is marked on 19 November. Since 2000,
WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation, convener of the Day, organizes an annual conferencedebate in Geneva on the theme “Progress in preventing child abuse – Annual review”. In 2006, 19
November fell on a Sunday therefore the annual conference and award ceremony were held two
days earlier (Friday 17).
2006 Conference theme:
How to parent well in the modern media age?
Opening remarks by Mrs. Elly Pradervand, WWSF Executive Director
Mrs. Elly Pradervand, WWSF Executive Director, reminded the audience that
the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse was launched in 2000, as a
response to an article in a Swiss daily newspaper, i.e. that a pedophile network
created on 25 April an international day for pedophilia on Internet. “We were
deeply distressed by the unacceptable news that we decided to create a World
Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. We selected the day of 19 November in
synergy with the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – 20
November."
Seven years later, more than 700 governmental and non-governmental
organizations mark the Day in 119 countries. "Thanks to our network of
thousands of organizations working for the dignity and the rights of the child, we
are proud to announce the success of the campaign and the importance of our
international partnership coalition. We wish to take this opportunity of thanking
the CICG for making the conference room available to us and thank our
members, as well as our sponsors for their valuable support this year: The OAK Foundation, the Federal Social
Insurance Office – Switzerland, the City of Geneva, l’Etat de Vaud and Vivre Autrement."
Revealing facts & figures
Mrs. Pradervand mentioned some facts and figures that evoke shudders: 40 million children around the world suffer
from abuse and neglect, and require health and social care. Over 1 million children are exploited every year in the
multibillion dollar sex industry. And in 138 countries, possession of child pornography is not a crime. "That’s why we
decided to participate in the global movement for the creation of a world fit for children”, explained Mrs. Pradervand
before adding: “We are not in competition with other child rights organizations. Our objective is to be a rallying call for
prevention of child abuse and violence against children. There is room for many different actors concerned with the
well-being of children …"
Presentation of the UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children
Mrs. Esther van der Velde, Project Specialist, presented, three days before the official launch in Geneva, the book of
the UN Study on Violence against Children, a very important document with recommendations for governments and
civil society as a whole. Requested by the UN General Assembly and under the leadership of Prof. Paulo Sergio
Pinheiro, the Study has been a global effort to paint a detailed picture of the nature, extent and causes of violence
against children, and to propose clear recommendations for action to prevent and respond to it.
The book, containing the full results of the Study, nine regional summaries and an educational package for children
and young people are among the tools that will be used to take the Study’s recommendations forward. In all regions,
processes have been put in place to continue the Study’s work and to act upon its recommendations.
"While everyone has a role to play in ending violence against children, ultimately the recommendations focus on the
need for governments to fulfill their obligation to prevent and eliminate violence against children”, concluded Mrs. van
der Velde.
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Report of the WWSF international coalition, Mrs. Laure Maitrejean, WWSF Children’s
Section Coordinator
Mrs. Laure Maitrejean reminded the audience that the children’s
section has as of today four programs: the World Day, the
WWSF Prize for prevention of child abuse, the yellow sticker
campaign “YES to prevention of Child Abuse!” and the newly
created “International Clearinghouse for Prevention of Child Abuse
and Violence against Children."
A World Day and an international partnership coalition
Launched in 2000 and commemorated every 19 November, the
World Day campaign is an annual rallying call to create a culture
of prevention of child abuse around the world. In order to reach
this ambitious goal, WWSF created in 2001 an international
coalition of non-governmental and governmental organizations
that commit to support and mark the Day with local and national
activities and events.
In 2006, 710 organizations marked the World Day in 119 countries. The number
of partner organizations is continually increasing.
Laure Maitrejean reminded that coalition members are published on the global
campaign poster of which 10'000 copies are annually sent around the world. On
the back of the poster, an Open Letter to coalition members and partners offers
ideas and a call to action.
Impressive creativity worldwide
The World Day leads to the organization of numerous activities and events
around the world. “If we had to assess the last seven years, we can say that we
have observed a positive development of the type of activities realized. At the
beginning, activities were essentially based on participation of children, parents
and teachers. Then, organizations progressively tried to raise awareness
among experts and local and national authorities: political, judicial, and
religious authorities. In 2005 we noticed an important change in the media:
many organizations had provided workshops for journalists to help them
communicate precisely on child abuse and prevention of violence against
children. “Their main concern was to stress children’s and victims’ rights, and no
longer so much the sensational”, underlined Laure Maitrejean.
WWSF Prize for prevention of child abuse, an international recognition
"The Prize was created to address the many requests for financial assistance we receive from coalition members”,
explained Laure Maitrejean. For the third year, WWSF awarded the prize to honor four organizations for their
innovative and effective prevention activities. Until today, 12 prizes have been given to active coalition partnership
member organizations around the world.
In conclusion, Laure Maitrejean presented two examples of activities planned by WWSF partners on the occasion of
the World Day 2006: In Pakistan, SEHER organized not 1 but 20 days of activities (30 October to 19 November) and
in Lebanon, KAFA launched, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, a campaign in the whole country.
35'000 stickers and fliers on child abuse were distributed in the streets, together with a white flower, as a message of
peace and non-violence.
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 Award Ceremony – WWSF Prize for prevention of child abuse 2006
Two first prizes in 2006 (US$ 3000 each)
In 2006, WWSF received many interesting
applications, that made the selection very difficult.
For this reason, it was decided to award two first
prizes: one to the Indian organization Tulir CPHCSA
(Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child
Sexual Abuse), whose Director Mrs. Vidya Reddy
had been invited to Geneva to personally receive her
prize, and the other one to the Jordan organization
Queen Rania Family & Child Center at Jordan
River Foundation.
Amazing work in India
Mrs. Vidya Reddy, President of Tulir CPHCSA, came especially from India to receive her award. She presented to
the audience a video explaining the huge work done by her organization on the occasion of the World Day for
Prevention of Child abuse in 2005.
In 2005, Tulir CPHCSA organized in Chennai (formerly known as Madras) various public awareness events from 18
to 20 November. To understand the importance of Tulir CPHCSA’s work, it must be repeated that Chennai, capital of
the State of Tamil Nadu (South India), is India's fourth largest metropolitan city with an estimated population of 7,6
million people.
Tulir CPHCSA actively collaborated with the media to engage them in the World Day. Two of the most prominent
national/regional newspapers from Chennai (The New Indian Express and The Hindu) published articles on child
abuse and on the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse.
"Tulir CPHCSA also organized street-plays to help
children to keep themselves safe from child abuse”,
underlined Vidya Reddy. Large billboards with the
message “World Day for Prevention of Child
Abuse is not November 19th. It's every day”
were placed in various strategic sites in the city. At
least 1 million people should have read them.
Various advertising agencies were also asked to
create awareness posters on child sexual abuse.
More than two-dozen posters were displayed in
one of the major shopping centers of Chennai
(8000 visitors).
3000 handouts for children, entitled "Smart ways to
keep yourself safe" were distributed in English and in Tamil. And that’s not all : Tulir CPHCSA also arranged for the
screening of the movie "Everybody says I'm fine", which is one of the few feature films made in India dealing with child
sexual abuse in an informative and sensitive manner. Documentaries on child sexual abuse were also screened.
Internet was not left behind: Tulir CPHCSA sent an e-mail to nearly 4'000
organizations and individuals interested in and working on child rights,
informing them of the significance of the World Day and urging them to
organize activities. "Following the awareness campaign, the Tulir CPHCSA
website received 13'000 visitors in November. A sponsor helped us create
this website”, added again Vidya Reddy.
This important and remarkable job certainly deserved an award and
Mrs. Vidya Reddy was delighted to receive the first WWSF Prize.
A detailed document summing up the activities organized by the four
laureate organizations is available on our website www.woman.ch
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 Conference-Debate – Theme 2006: How to parent well in the modern
media age?
On Friday 17 November 2006, as a pre-view of the World Day and parallel to the ceremony
awarding the WWSF Prize for prevention of child abuse, WWSF organized a fascinating
conference and debate.
Being parents has never been easy, especially since no preliminary qualification is required. But the incredible
development of new technologies certainly make the situation much more complicated and almost uncontrollable.
Today, many parents feel completely lost facing this issue. And even more since their children are born with these
new technologies: Children master Internet and the multimedia with a disconcerting ease.
How to protect children in spite of themselves? What limits should be set? What programs should be authorized,
discussed and/or forbidden? What are the real or imaginary dangers of the Internet era? So many questions various
experts in child rights and education tried to provide food for thought, in the absence of concrete answers.
Bombardment of violent images
Dr. Gérard Salem, Psychiatrist, Family Therapist and University Professor (Geneva and Paris) immediately
formulated the terms of the debate: "When we read in the newspapers this morning about the collective rape of a 13
year old girl by 13 adolescent boys in Zurich, we are obviously horrified. But the maltreatment is not limited to this
spectacular news item. There are today more and more problems in Switzerland. Everyday, young people are
exposed to many violent images, characterized by their ability to influence them and penetrate their mind."
According to Dr. Salem, many families are completely ignorant of the impact of new technologies on their children.
Parents cannot really play their role in watching and supervising children as they grow up because most of the time
both parents are at work. Protective filters are needed between the social macro system and the family. The problem
is real: in Lausanne, 800 families consulted his medical center during a period of 4 years due to maltreatment,
including deficient families with emotional and educative neglect problems. Many parents are confused by the lack of
guidance.
Dr. Salem also mentioned another important point: contrary to what we believe, 85% of child sexual abuse occurs at
home, or within the family circle. So, pedophile networks on the Internet are not the only problem.
Dr. Salem’s intervention puts the situation back in perspective. According to him: “If we are to improve the conditions
of children, the conditions of families have to be improved first, supported and protected by the society in which we
live.” Concluding, he left the audience with some food for thought: “Do parents still have time for their children? Should
they stop working to take care of their families? Do NGOs and associations for children have sufficient impact? Do
parents really consider the effect of these problems or do they give themselves good conscience...”
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Eight Pillars of Education
Sylvie Reverdin, Director of Pro Juventute (Geneva), presented the Swiss national campaign, entitled “Education
gives strength”, organized by the Cantonal Family Commission. The campaign (September 2006 – June 2007) is
based on 8 pillars of education, identified as fundamental principles for a good and harmonious education. These
messages include: “Education means to encourage, accept conflict, help children become autonomous, show feelings,
set limits, take time, know how to listen and love them tremendously.”
A booklet including these fundamental principles has been sent to 60’000 parents, and also to different schools,
professors and children who are placed in different families. About 150 associations participate in this campaign in
Geneva.
"In libraries today, there are many books on how to educate children”, underlined Sylvie Reverdin. “It’s a sign that
parents need guidance. Actually, the 8 pillars of education give points of reference to parents and to all the actors
involved in education of children.”
Each month a public conference (Uni-Dufour) introduces a new theme of the campaign. For more information:
www.inforfamilles.ch
Stronger than in real life
Marie-José Lacasa, a specialized psychotherapist on violence and sexual abuse, for couples and families, is a
representative of the School of Parents, an association whose mission is to listen, inform and orientate parents.
With humor and a touch of provocation, she entitled her intervention “You don’t know anything!”
Marie-José Lacasa agreed with Dr. Salem: New technologies have modified our bench marks and parents feel more
and more confused. New technologies provide, there’s no doubt, much more possibilities than before. But they
simultaneously strengthen parents’ feelings of not understanding, of not knowing what’s happening. Parents are
sometimes less educated than their children with regard to new technologies! “Children and young people know more
than us!”
This evolution can have good effects on a teenager, but on a child, it can be destructive. The question is about what
limits to set. The example of cellular phones is revealing: some adolescents become so dependent that they
permanently need their phones to communicate. They cannot separate themselves from this object because they
need to stay in touch with other people...
"How to set limits? What priorities should we be concerned about? When should we be concerned about new
technologies?, asked Marie-José Lacasa. "Sometimes, it’s impossible for children to go to school the next day
because they have spent the night communicating or attempting to do so with 30 people at the same time ...”
Mrs. Lacasa raised a fundamental issue: at times these new technologies make children think that they are able to do
certain things which are more difficult in reality. “This makes them feel stronger”. But this creates a gap between the
virtual world, exciting and easy, and real life that needs more effort.
Of course, it’s impossible for parents to control everything their children do: we have to learn to live with risks. But it is
also important to set limits, to have a dialogue with young people and to reassure them. “Maybe parents should not
put all these new technologies at their disposal and may be not put a computer in their room before the age of 15...”,
underlined Mrs. Lacasa.
According to Marie-José Lacasa, we have to understand children’s interest for the virtual world. “We must help them
develop a critical sense which represents an effective filter of protection whether one is present or not.” www. ep-ge.ch
Prevention of sexual tourism
Andréa Burgener Woeffray, President of Kinderschutz Switzerland and ECPAT Switzerland, explained that their
associations are negotiating contracts with different travel agencies and hotels to fight sexual child abuse in various
destinations that are popular among tourists. She indicated that Hotelplan and Kuoni have recently signed such a
contract with Ecpat Switzerland. “We are trying to collaborate more closely with associations active in prevention
because we have to create networks. We have done a great job so far, but need to do a lot more.”
“All over the world, we have thought about how we could intervene to prevent abuse of children including pornography
on the Internet”, underlined Mrs. Burgener Woeffray. “Parents cannot be left alone with this problem. We have to look
forward and collaborate with parents and schools. For example, in Fribourg, we have drawn up a convention “How to
use the Internet”, which includes two texts: one for parents and one for children. Both have to sign the contract. I think
it’s a very good example on how parents and children can get together and share the same living values. We should
also collaborate with Internet providers to block certain websites for the protection of children.”
In conclusion, Mrs. Burgener Woeffray shared her deep conviction that it is to our interest to have a coalition for
prevention of child abuse. Her association has just created a network in Switzerland. They are now looking for new
partners. www.aspe-suisse.ch
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Taking time to reflect on our values
Fighting against child abuse and the danger of Internet and the multimedia is a positive enterprise. But the best
prevention approach consists of integrating certain fundamental values in the education of children who form the next
generation of adults? Values are often neglected in our modern society. Frances Burkhalter, President of the Swiss
Association for Living Values, insisted on this issue and suggested: “Taking time to reflect on and know what our
values are, is a fundamental part of the development of our personality. And we, as parents, perhaps we don’t do
that.”
“Once you have reflected on and know your values which include respect, responsibility, simplicity, tolerance, unity,
cooperation, freedom, happiness, honesty, humility, love and peace, then live them! Share them with your child, spend
time listening, talking and just being with him/her. Trust yourself, trust your child and trust the process. It might take a
long time, but persevere!”, concluded Mrs. Burkahlter.
The association’s program for families and children is now used in 80 different countries. www.livingvalues.net
Learning how to listen
Another interesting approach is the one of Akouo Association. Mrs. Monica Saurma, a representative of the
association, insisted on a fundamental element for a harmonious development of the personality: how to develop selfesteem. “The self-esteem level, the esteem level young people have for themselves, determine the basis of their
relationship with others. Building up self-esteem is a good basis for everything, even for us.”
Monica Saurma also insisted on the importance of listening: “Listening to the person is a training that can change
relationships within families. Mother and father both have to learn to listen to their children. This way of communicating
will help them gain confidence in their children and to take care of their own self-esteem.”
Carl Rogers, psychologist and author of the person-centered active listening approach, proposes three fundamental
attitudes towards learning how to listen. Once we have established these attitudes, a better understanding between
people would be the result: Congruence: I am what I am, I’m not an expert; Unconditional acceptance: I accept the
other, I don’t judge him/her. I accept him/her as he/she is. Empathy: I have to listen with my heart. “Real listening can
be learned!”, attested Monica Saurma. www.akouo.ch
A powerful appeal for change
Last but not least, Me Lorella Bertani, a Lawyer specialized in the defense of minors, with strong convictions,
opted for a powerful intervention with a feminist slant. “If we were united in an efficient way, we could change society,
boycot advertisements that sell products with the use of women’s photos in all kinds of positions! Some say that being
a feminist is not fashionable anymore. But the violation of women’s honor is intolerable! We cannot endure this “Porno
chic culture” all day long anymore, with sadomasochism as an approach, seen by children of 3, 4 or 5 years old.”
With regard to cyber-pedophilia, Lorella Bertani underlined that this is really a new danger. But she also asserted:
“Men who are in these photos are fathers, those who look at these photos are mostly fathers too, and those who
pocket millions with these photos are fathers and mothers...”
“We shouldn’t go into puritanism”, insisted Me Bertani. “Adolescent rapists speak in the same manner as adults: she
agreed, she provoked me, she is a b... But today, we are facing a new difficulty since we are witness of cases of
abuse between adolescents. Today, young women have gone from the right to orgasm, advocated by feminists, to the
duty to orgasm, advocated by the media. Women have to be beautiful, sexy and show their G strings under their
trousers!”
As a reference to the tragedy published in the newspapers on 17 November (an adolescent girl of 13, raped by 13
adolescents in Zurich), Me Bertani shouted out: “Young people of 16 or 17 years old should not be treated as victims.
They have enough judgment. We should teach the boys to live with their frustration and limits, and exercise respect”,
concluded Lorella Bertani. “We are all, parents or not, responsible for all that!”
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 Week of activities – 18-20 November, Geneva
 Program
Week of activities - Geneva
18 - 23 November 2006
Program
Saturday 18 November
Information Stand - Place du Molard Geneva
Sunday 19 November
Call to action addressed to Churches
Monday 20 November
Workshop : “Person-centered Active Listening”
by Monica Saurma, representative of the Akouo Association - 17h30-19h00
Thuesday 21 November
Workshop : “Mother’s role in the modern media age“
by Claire de Lavernette, representative of the World Movement of Mothers
17h30-19h00
Wednesday 22 November
Workshop : “Montessori School abuse prevention approach“
by Angèle Ortega, Isabelle Wenger and Séverine Paris, teachers - 17h30-19h00
Thirsday 23 November
Distribution of WWSF fliers and stickers - FNAC Balexert
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 Information Stand – Place du Molard, Geneva – 18 November
On Saturday, a stand was organized in a busy shopping street in Geneva. Our
colleague, Valérie Moynat, together with Vidya Reddy, President of the
laureate organization of the first prize 2006, shared with passers-by
information on the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse - 19 November,
and on WWSF prevention programs in general. They also distributed the
WWSF yellow stickers “YES to prevention of Child Abuse!”
 Call to action for Churches – Sunday 19 November
Because 19 November fell in 2006 on a Sunday, WWSF invited religious leaders and faith-based organizations to
mention in their sermons and programs the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. WWSF also suggested that they
organize “Parent committees” in their church communities, encouraging them to work on prevention strategies
against abuse and violence aimed at children. Several churches informed WWSF of their participation. (Cf. Annex:
letter to the attention of Bishops, Priests and Pastors)
Workshops – 20-22 November, WWSF
During the week of activities following the conference-debate, WWSF organized three workshops at its headquarters
(11, avenue de la Paix). The themes and issues addressed, although they presented different approaches, all
responded to the topic of the campaign.
“You’re not listening to me! Nobody’s listening to me!” (20 November)
Thanks to the training on “Person-centered Active Listening” Monica Saurma and Françoise Wicht, representatives
of Akouo (“I’m listening” in Greek), stressed the necessity of furthering better communication between people. Their
credo: “Learn to listen”.
Why? What are the obstacles to listening? What favors listening? Many questions are answered by this training. By
acquiring a capacity of listening focused on a person and not on a problem, the training enables the person to become
active, mobilize their own resources and seek their own solutions.
Person-centered active listening is based on the attitudes identified by the American humanist psychologist Carl
Rogers, the technique of reformulation and reflection, and on the approach of the personality based on transactional
analysis.
www.akouo.ch / [email protected]
“We are mothers and our role is fundamental” (21 November)
During the workshop “Mother’s role in the modern media age”, Claire de Lavernette, representative of the World
Movement of Mothers, insisted on the importance of prevention by education. She stated that the four most dangerous
media for a child are Internet, television, cellular phones and radio stations for young people, and explained why and
insisted on the importance of transmission of values by parents: values based on respect, authority and sharing.
Parents should set limits for their children, transmit a sense of analysis, effort, and above all, teach them how to
respect each other at an early age.
www.mmmfrance.org / [email protected]
“Observing, detecting and creating a climate of confidence” (22 November)
Three teachers, Angèle Ortega, Isabelle Wenger and Séverine Paris, presented the Montessori School child abuse
prevention approach.
Has the child seen something he should not? Has the child seen something on television? Where does he go when
his parents are not at home? So many questions teachers ask themselves before reacting with the golden rule:
creating a climate of confidence. Children know they will be able to express themselves freely, they know that they will
be heard and considered. The Montessori schools also provide an atmosphere where child abuse can be discussed
with the parents.
www.montessori-ams.ch / [email protected]
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Dissemination of material – Forum FNAC Balexert, Geneva – 23 Nov.
Say “YES to prevention of child abuse!”
The yellow sticker campaign “YES to prevention of child abuse!” was launched in 2005. The
four yellow stickers (in 4 languages) are an illustrative tool for parents, adults and youth to
remind them that child abuse and violence are unacceptable and that values and standards of
behavior have to be respected within families and institutions.
Order your yellow stickers and place them on your door, computer or any visible site as a
symbol and reminder of your stand for prevention of child abuse, to treat all children with
respect and dignity, and to take care and protect them from abuse and potential offenders.
Contact: [email protected]
GHI – 16 November 2006
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Media coverage
Léman Bleu Television
Hebdomadaire GHI
Tribune de Genève
Journal La Côte
One FM Radio
Voice of America
Deutsche Welle
ABC News
International Broadcasting
GHI – 16 November 2006
Tribune de Genève
21 November 2006
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AFRICA
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BENIN
 Conseil National des Femmes Indépendantes du Bénin - CONAFIB/UTPA/MAHUTIN
01 BP 232, Cotonou, Bénin
Du 17 au 19 novembre, le Conseil a organisé des séances d’information sur les droits de l’enfant et la prévention des
abus auxquelles ont participé plus de 2000 femmes pauvres et plus de 1000 enfants maltraités, déscolarisés,
négligés, etc.
 Women Of Africa - WOA
02 B.P. 2810 Gbegamey, Cotonou, Bénin
WOA a organisé, en partenariat avec Human Rights Task Group, Hopeful Vision et le Cercle artistique et Culturel
« Les Condors du Bénin », une journée de sensibilisation dans le village de Gnito. Cet événement a été l’occasion
pour WOA de débattre et réfléchir sur la question des abus et de générer une prise de conscience sur l’importance
d’une « éducation juste » au niveau familial, éducatif et social. Le proverbe « Chaque enfant qu’on enseigne est un
homme qu’on gagne » a été rappelé à la mémoire des participants. Après le traditionnel mot de bienvenue, un sketch
sur la maltraitance des enfants et un autre intitulé « Plus jamais ça » ont été présentés, des cas concrets de violences
contre les enfants dans les villages ont été exposés, et un débat sur les droits de l’enfant a eu lieu.
200 enfants environ (3-18 ans) et une quarantaine d’adultes étaient présents.
BURKINA FASO
Association des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs du Burkina/Koupela - AEJTB/K
BP 47, Koupela, Burkina Faso
A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale pour le prévention des abus envers les enfants et de la Journée internationale de
l’enfant (20 novembre), l’AEJTB a organisé, en collaboration avec les autorités, d’autres associations et l’appui de
Plan Burkina, deux journées de promotion des droits de l’enfant au cours desquelles se sont déroulées les activités
suivantes:
- Une conférence (18 novembre): cette “journée communale de prévention des abus faits aux enfants” était présidée
par le Préfet du Département de Koupela et parrainée par le Maire de la commune. Les traditionnels discours
d’ouverture ont été suivis par un sketch très marquant sur les abus subis par une orpheline, présenté par une troupe
théâtrale de Koupela, ainsi que des présentations des différents participants sur le thème des abus faits aux enfants
(notamment les enfants orphelins, confiés, placés dans des écoles coraniques, les enfants mendiants, etc.) ;
- Une émission de radio sur les droits de l’enfant et les pires formes d’abus dont ils sont victimes ;
- Une nuit blanche pour la prévention des abus faits aux enfants avec concours de danse, notamment sur un morceau
de RAP sur le thème de la Journée ;
- Un cross populaire avec marathon, sketch, marche vers la mairie pour présenter des doléances au Maire, soutien à
un enfant de 3 ans victime d’abus commis par ses parents et projection d’un film intitulé “A qui la faute”.
Les représentants de plusieurs ONG, d’associations, les Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs (EJT), les patrons des EJT,
les chefs de service, etc., ont répondu « présent » à ces activités.
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BURUNDI
 Association Communautaire pour la Promotion et la Protection des Droits de l’Homme ACPDH
BP 3566, Bujumbura, Burundi
Afin de faire connaître la Journée mondiale aux autorités du pays ainsi qu’au public en général, l’ACPDH est à
maintes reprises entrée en contact avec le Ministère des Droits de la personne humaine, genre et solidarité nationale
pour développer ensemble, et notamment avec les médias, le processus de mise en marche de cette Journée au
Burundi.
 Association des Volontaires de Lutte Contre la Violence et Sida - AVLCVS
P.O. Box 177, Bujumbura, Burundi
Pour démontrer son engagement, l’AVLCVS a organisé une marche de 8 kilomètres ainsi qu’une manifestation faite
de discours et de divers jeux et activités (sketches, poèmes, etc.). Les autorités administratives et religieuses ainsi
que les représentants d’associations locales des Droits de l’Homme se sont prononcés pour la circonstance. Trois
écoles primaires et deux écoles secondaires ont participé à ces activités.
 Centre Jeunes Kamenge - CJK
BP 783, Bujumbura, Burundi
Le 19 novembre, le Centre a organisé une série d’activités qui se sont terminées par un grand concert pour les
enfants. Plus de 1000 personnes ont participé à cette célébration. Ces activités se sont prolongées les jours suivants
avec notamment la projection de films et l’organisation d’une grande assemblée des associations afin de réfléchir sur
la définition de l’abus.
CAMEROON
 Adele Reproductive Health Centre - ARHC
P.O. Box 9450 Bonaberi-Mambanda, Douala, Cameroon
In celebration of the World Day 2006, ARHC joined the Youth Policy
Group for reproductive health (YPG) to provide different activities for
the prevention of child abuse. The organization reached out to
government and private offices, police stations, and other business
organizations and companies around Mambanda and Douala City.
With YPG, the groups were able to educate tens of thousands of
workers and their supervisors, including law officials, on the issue of
child abuse.
The organization also distributed World Day for Prevention of Child
Abuse materials and posters as well as copies of the Essentials of
Contraceptive Technology handbooks and family planning world
charts. In addition, the organization hosted a round-table discussion
on Child Abuse and HIV/AIDS. The discussion included 26
participants and received 1 hour of radio airtime on Ocean City
Radio. Following this, the organization received 2 days of live broadcast to educate the public on the activities planned
for the World Day. People throughout the area had the opportunity to call in and voice their opinions on child abuse
prevention.
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 Association des Femmes Camerounaises Actives - AFCA
B.P. 25292, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Du 13 au 19 novembre 2006, l’AFCA a organisé une série d’activités sur le thème de la prévention dans plusieurs
villes et villages du Cameroun (Zoétélé, Yaoundé, Douala et Bafoussam): Lancement d’une campagne de prévention
et de sensibilisation dans les écoles, collèges et lycées, caravane, distribution de prospectus et des posters de la
WWSF, table ronde sur le thème “Les maltraitances envers les enfants, les abus sexuels”, activités culturelles,
expositions ventes et “causeries” éducatives. Le public ciblé était les adolescents de 3 à 18 ans, les jeunes filles sousscolarisées, le personnel enseignant ainsi que toute personne en contact permanent avec les enfants.
Cette semaine de prévention et de sensibilisation a été possible grâce au réseau femme et économie solidaire.
 Association Mondiale pour L’école Instrument de Paix - EIP
BP 7715, Yaoundé, Cameroon
EIP celebrated the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse 2006 in a number of ways. The group organized a
campaign against violence towards children, specifically sexual child abuse. The organization also provided
workshops for teachers on the prevention of child sexual abuse within the schools. In addition, the group made three
documents designed for sensitization of child abuse. A third leaflet was designed and distributed to teachers.
 Cameroon Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - CASPCAN
BP 25254 Messa, Yaoundé, Cameroon
 African Women's Association - AWA
BP 14075, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Réunies depuis 2003 au sein de la CONAFOC (Coalition nationale des ONG de la Fondation Sommet Mondial des
Femmes - organe créé pour faire la promotion de la Journée mondiale pour la prévention des abus envers les
enfants), trois organisations* ont réalisé un atelier d’information au Centre des Nations Unies pour la Démocratie et
les Droits de l’Homme en Afrique Centrale (CBUDHD) de Yaoundé, avec les élèves de deux lycées bilingues. Cet
atelier, dont le thème était “Non à la maltraitance des enfants dans les établissements scolaires”, s’est déroulé selon
plusieurs séquences: Présentation de la coalition et de la Journée mondiale; définition et conséquences des abus et
de la maltraitance; témoignages d’enfants; informations sur les lois et textes internationaux en vigueur; débat et
travaux en groupes. Il en est résulté la proposition d’un certain nombre de solutions dont l’accord des chefs
d’établissements pour le démarrage d’activités de sensibilisation dans les lycées concernés.
* Cameroon society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (CASPCAN), l’African Women Association (AWA) et
l’Association Jeune Avenir (ASSEJA).
 Chantier d’Appui, de Loisirs, de Bricolage des Lapinos - CALBRIL
BP 4458 Nlongkak, Yaoundé, Cameroon
CALBRIL a saisi cette occasion pour sensibiliser les enfants sur leurs droits en général. Cette présentation a été
suivie d’une “causerie” sur les abus contre les enfants.
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 Collectif des Femmes pour la Protection de l’Enfant et de l’Environnement - COFEPRE
B.P. 462, Douala, Cameroon
Les actions du Collectif se sont déroulées du 16 au 19 novembre.
Elles étaient essentiellement axées sur la sensibilisation avec pour
leitmotiv: « Prévenir vaut mieux que guérir » et visaient les enfants
vivant encore dans leurs familles.
Le 16 novembre, le Collectif est descendu dans la rue, accompagné
d’une télévision de la place, pour recueillir les témoignages d’enfants
sur les abus dont ils sont victimes.
Le 17 novembre, jour du lancement des activités à proprement
parler, le Collectif s’est rendu dans une école primaire et un lycée
afin de s’adresser aux enfants âgés de 8 à 17 ans. Son message,
délivré sous la forme d’une « causerie » éducative, était d’apprendre
aux enfants qu’ils ont des droits et qu’ils devraient dénoncer les abus
dont ils sont victimes, même lorsque l’auteur est l’un de leurs
parents. Ce même jour, un atelier sur le thème de la prévention des
abus envers les enfants était organisé, réunissant 100 femmes, et la
présidente du COFEPRE a présenté la Journée à la télévision.
Le 18 novembre, accompagné d’une station de radio, le Collectif
s’est rendu dans les 3 grands marchés de la ville pour sensibiliser la
population et distribuer des prospectus. Des messages ont été
passés par les femmes dans leurs différents dialectes.
Le 19 novembre, une marche pacifique composée d’enfants âgés de
6 à 17 ans a eu lieu. Chaque enfant portait le ruban jaune en tissu
fabriqué par le COFEPRE et brandissait une feuille sur laquelle un
slogan était inscrit.
Ces activités ont reçu une bonne couverture médiatique.
 Droits de l’Enfant : un Livre pour Chaque Enfant DELICE
BP 4378, Yaoundé, Cameroon
DELICE a organisé une manifestation avec deux volets: l’écoute des enfants victimes d’abus et une marche
silencieuse desdites victimes vers la résidence du Sous-préfet, plus haute autorité représentant le président dans la
localité.
 Organisation pour la Promotion, l’Education et le Développement des Femmes et Filles
Pauvres - OPEDEF
BP 879, Maroua, Cameroon
OPEDEF a organisé une semaine de non-violence et de prévention des abus envers les enfants (15 au 19 novembre)
dans plusieurs départements, arrondissements, zones rurales et semi urbaines. Ces activités se sont déroulées dans
les communautés, les familles, les écoles et auprès des parents. Il s’agissait de séances de sensibilisation (1200
personnes) et de mobilisation de la société civile pour la lutte contre l’exploitation des enfants (1500 personnes dont
les associations, les autorités administratives, traditionnelles et religieuses) ainsi que de « causeries » éducatives sur
la connaissance des droits des enfants, sur la vulgarisation de la Convention relative aux droits de l’Enfant, sur les
conséquences des abus sur la santé des enfants, l’importance des actes de naissance, de l’éducation et de la
scolarisation (1200 personnes et 500 enfants). Au total, ce sont plus de 95% des populations de la zone visée qui ont
été formées et sensibilisées à la problématique des abus envers les enfants.
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 Youth Development Centre - YDC
P.O. Box 1321 Limbe, Cameroon
YDC organized several different
events to mark the World Day. The
group organized a two-day training
workshop to educate participants on
the rights of the child. They also
distributed leaflets to students,
parents, teachers, and the general
public. A round table discussion was
held that involved both students and
teachers in an attempt to heavily
involve children in the celebration.
Over 1000 flyers were distributed and
an estimated 2500 youth had access
to it. 120 posters were hung in
strategic areas around town with
messages including, “Stop Violence
Against Children,” “Stop Forced
Labor of Children in Cocoa and
Coffee Plantations,” and “Increase
communication with your children.”
The YDC staff organized and participated in a radio show about child abuse. In addition, YDC reached out to motor
parks and projected information through a microphone on the importance of the World Day for Prevention of Child
Abuse. An estimated 5,000 people heard the message. The organization also used a van with loud speakers attached
to sensitize the public. The van drove from one end of the town to the other, distributing information, and was
decorated with posters.
In light of the fact that 19 November 2006 was on Sunday, YDC met with the clergies of several different
denominations in Limbe and talked to them about preaching on the prevention of child abuse. The churches used
scripture from the Bible to reinforce the rights of the child. 8,500 Christians received the message on Sunday 19
November.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
 Organisation Nationale des Femmes Rurales « Fleurs de Centrafrique » - ONFR/FC
BP :2089, Bangui, Central African Republic
Selected to receive the 2007 additional award - Prize for prevention of child abuse (US$ 500)
L’ONFR/FC a été autorisée par le Conseil des Ministres à commémorer la Journée
mondiale dans le pays. Les activités organisées du 10 au 19 novembre ont été les
suivantes:
• Sensibilisation des parents, des enseignants et des tuteurs sur les ondes de la radio
nationale par les femmes membres de l’organisation.
• Achats de vêtements pour quelques élèves, enfants des rues et enfants non-scolarisés.
• Affichage de posters et banderoles comprenant des slogans pour l’élimination de la
violence sur les enfants dans les collèges et lycées, à l’université, dans les églises, sur les
marchés et dans la ville de Bangui.
• Conférence-Débat diffusée par la radio nationale
et la télévision centrafricaine. Discours de la
présidente de l’organisation de la représentante du
Ministre de la Famille, des Affaires Sociales et de
la Solidarité ainsi que d’un avocat spécialisé dans
les droits de l’enfant.
• Nouvelle séance de sensibilisation publique, dans le quartier populaire de
Bangui cette fois.
Grâce aux efforts réalisés par Organisation Nationale des Femmes Rurales
« Fleurs de Centrafrique », la République Centrafricaine a reconnu pour la
première fois la Journée mondiale pour la prévention des abus envers les
enfants et a promis de commémorer dorénavant chaque 19 novembre.
L’UNICEF a également promis d’intégrer cette journée dans son programme.
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CHAD
 Droits de l'Homme sans Frontières - DHSF
BP 4510, N’Djamena, Chad
DHSH a choisi d’organiser une émission radiodiffusée sur le thème de la prévention des abus envers les enfants à la
radio privée DJA FM. Un agent du Ministère des Affaires Sociales a participé à cette émission intitulée “Etre Citoyen”.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
 Association pour l’Intégrité de la Mère et de l’Enfant - AIME
2644 Av. Kimafiki, Quartier Gombele, Commune de Lemba, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
Dans le souci de promouvoir les droits de l'enfant, l'ONG AIME a organisé une journée de réflexion sur le thème
"Prévention des abus envers l'enfant". Les autorités locales, les enfants et les représentants de plusieurs ONG ont
participé à cette manifestation.
 Bana Ba Umo - BBU
38, Avenue Kanaga N°38, Quartier Binza Pigeon, Commune de Ngaliema, Kinshasa, D.R.
Congo
er
Les cérémonies organisées par BBU se sont déroulées du 13 novembre au 1 décembre 2006 dans la contrée de
Kamani et dans la cité de Bukama. Elles ont revêtu plusieurs aspects :
• Religieux : le 19 novembre 2006, il a été recommandé aux 42 paroisses de cette zone géographique de parler de la
prévention des abus envers les enfants dans leurs prédications ;
• Juridique : des conférences ont été organisées les 17 et 18 novembre sur les thèmes « La protection des droits
fondamentaux des enfants » et « Mécanismes de protection des enfants contre les abus et violations » ;
• Social : des activités de loisir ont été organisées pour déceler chez les enfants d’éventuels comportements violents
les uns envers les autres ;
• Coutumier : le Comité de sages traditionnels de BBU a animé plusieurs manifestations axées sur la prévention des
abus et de la violence envers les enfants dans le contexte coutumier.
 Centre Chrétien de Développement - CCD
BP 2227, Mbujimayi, D.R. Congo
Le 19 novembre, le CCD a organisé une grande manifestation dont l’objectif central était de sensibiliser et de
responsabiliser le public sur le problème des abus envers les enfants et ainsi faire en sorte que chacun soit en
mesure d’agir lorsqu’une telle situation se présente. 50 cellules de lutte contre les violences et les abus ont été
organisées par les jeunes, les églises et les ONG. Ces cellules se réunissent chaque mois pour dénoncer les cas de
viols et rendent rapport au CCD.
 Centre de Formation et d’Alphabétisation pour le Développement - CFAD
Avenue Bugabo n°1, Commune de Kadutu, Bukavu, D.R. Congo
A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale, le CFAD a réalisé, en partenariat avec d’autres organisations, deux journées
d’activités (19 et 20 novembre) destinées à sensibiliser, à réfléchir, à pousser un cri d’alarme, et à dénoncer les abus
envers les enfants. L’objectif était de faire un état des lieux de la situation des enfants et des abus dont ils sont
victimes. Ont été organisées :
• Une marche pacifique d’enfants et défenseurs des droits de l’enfant, ouverte par plusieurs discours ;
• Une conférence-débat. Plusieurs thèmes ont été abordés : « La Convention relative aux Droits de l’Enfant, quelle
lecture face à la situation du moment ? », « La problématique des enfants dits sorciers et le déséquilibre familial »,
« Les enfants soldats démobilisés, une bombe à retardement » ;
• Des émissions de radio et de télévision sur la prévention des abus envers les enfants.
Grâce à ces activités, toutes les couches sociales ont été touchées.
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 Centre pour la Protection et l'Encadrement de l'Enfant - CEPEE
BP 418, Boma, D.R. Congo
Le CEPPE a choisi de donner pour thème à cette journée « La responsabilité parentale et étatique dans
l’encadrement de l’enfant ». Un grand nombre de personnes, dont 200 enfants, plusieurs regroupements et
associations d’encadrement des enfants ainsi que le représentant du maire de la ville étaient présents pour assister à
cette célébration faite de discours ainsi que de récitations et de saynètes jouées par des enfants. Cette journée a reçu
une importante couverture médiatique.
 Femmes Rurales Face aux Violences et au Développement - FERUFAVIDE
Via B.P 6568, Bujumbura, Burundi
En collaboration avec le Réseau SOS - Femmes Détresse, le mouvement local des femmes, l’union chrétienne pour
le développement du Congo et les différents groupements féminins locaux, FERUFAVIDE a organisé une série
d’activités du 16 au 19 novembre dans tous les secteurs (5) du territoire rural de Fizi.
• Du 16 au 18 novembre : Des enquêtes sur les violences domestiques, les abus envers les enfants et la situation des
enfants des rues ont été effectuées par des équipes de volontaires dans les écoles, les ménages et dans la rue ;
• Le 19 novembre :  5 séminaires/ateliers sur les droits de l’enfant et leur cadre juridique ont été organisés à
l’intention de la société civile. 375 personnes y ont participé  Des séances d’information et de débat sur les textes
internationaux et nationaux interdisant les violences faites aux enfants, sur le besoin d’éradiquer ces abus et sur les
techniques d’enquête ont été organisées à l’intention des corps de police. 150 personnes responsables de
l’application des lois y ont participé.  Des messages de sensibilisation via les médias locaux de Fizi. 350'000
personnes environ ont reçu ces informations sur les droits de l’enfant et les procédures à suivre pour prévenir les
abus et protéger les enfants contre les violences.  Une campagne de sensibilisation des élèves âgés de 6 à 12 ans
dans 32 écoles primaires et secondaires de Fizi a permis d’informer 1600 élèves sur leurs droits. Des clubs d’alerte
et de prévention des abus envers les enfants furent implantés dans chaque école sous la supervision d’un « Focal
Point » de FERUFAVIDE.  La projection de films produits par le CICR et l’UNICEF sur les enfants soldats et sur le
travail des enfants a donné lieu à des débats permettant aux enfants de mieux comprendre les causes et les enjeux
de l’usage de la violence et de l’exploitation. 200 personnes ont participé.  L’ouverture d’une ligne téléphonique
gratuite dénommée « Numéro vert SOS Enfants en danger », accessible 24h/24.  L’élaboration d’un plaidoyer pour
inciter le gouvernement à mettre en place une politique adéquate, des mécanismes appropriés et des mesures
législatives suffisantes pour mettre fin aux abus envers les enfants. Des messages électroniques ont été envoyés à
plus de 400 décideurs pour faire pression sur le gouvernement, faire en sorte qu’il tienne ses promesses pour
éliminer les abus contre les enfants et l’amener à proclamer le 19 novembre : Journée nationale pour la prévention
des abus envers les enfants.
 Fondation Christophe Biringanine - FCB
Via P.O. Box 8864 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale, la Fondation a réalisé une enquête dans la province du Nord-Kivu en général et
plus particulièrement dans la ville de Goma, afin de recenser les différents cas d’abus existant, d’en étudier les causes
et les conséquences et éventuellement formuler certaines recommandations.
 Oeuvre Sociale pour les Amis Chrétiens - OSAC
2243 rue Bukavu, Quartier Ville Haute, Ciné Palace, Commune de Matadi, D.R. Congo
Afin de célébrer la Journée mondiale, OSAC a organisé un atelier sur la réintégration de politiques préventives des
abus envers les enfants en milieu socio-éducatif (culturel) ainsi que dans les confessions religieuses.
 ONG La charité plusG
16, avenue Bambili, Quartier Elengesa, Commune de Ngiri-ngiri, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
l’ONG La Charité Plus, qui s’est fixé comme devoir de commémorer chaque année la Journée mondiale pour la
prévention des abus envers les enfants, a organisé une journée d’activités dont le programme était le suivant:
discours d’ouverture, chansons chrétiennes, danses et pièces de théâtre, et une marche pour que les enfants
prennent conscience de l’importance de ce thème.
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EGYPT
 Tanweer Foundation for Education and Development in Minia
111 Makaa El Mokramaa, Ard Soultan, Minia, Egypt
The Tanweer Foundation celebrated the World Day 2006 by reaching out to schoolchildren. The organization involved
100 children from 5 different schools, as well as 10 teachers. While only a specific amount of people were directly
involved, the indirect target group included over 3,000 students and 174 teachers. The group organized 4 different
core activities including sports, arts, theatre, and the “smart heart” activity. The sport segment was to allow girls to
participate alongside boys in athletic competitions. The art activities encouraged children to express themselves, as
well as their feelings on child abuse, through drawing. The theatre activity allowed children to write texts and perform
it. The themes ranged from preventing early marriage to good treatment without violence. The smart heart program
helps develop children’s personalities and teaches them how to appropriately express themselves. It allowed the
children to express their ideas on teachers’ use of violence in school, lack of school activities, discrimination in school,
discrimination against girls, and family conflicts. The program also educates children on their rights. Wall charts and
posters were hung on school walls in an attempt to reach even more students and teachers.
ETHIOPIA
 Social Welfare Development Association - SWDA
P.O. Box 32660 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
To celebrate the World Day 2006, SWDA joined forces with Plan Ethiopia in a campaign called, The Bridge and the
Ladder with the motto, “Don’t abuse the rights of today’s orphaned and vulnerable children who will be tomorrow’s
leaders.” The organization received a promise of help from a government representative. SWDA organized a
discussion that included a suggestion and comments segment. The group distributed T-shirts and posted banners and
information materials throughout the city. Several speakers delivered moving speeches against child abuse as well as
preventative measures.
 Ethiopian National Association for Mentally Retarded Children and Youth - ENAMRCY
Bole Kiflea Ketma Kebele, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ENAMRCY celebrated the World Day 2006 through advocacy in the community.
GHANA
 Children and Youth in Broadcasting CURIOUS MINDS
Legon Central Box, LG 592 Legon, Accra, Ghana
To mark the World Day, CYIB CURIOUS MINDS had four different radio programs, with audience participation, on the
issue of abuse.
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 Practitioners of Alternative Medicine Association - PAMA
Vakpo Topzi P.O. Box 1, Vakpo Volta Region, Ghana
PAMA organized several different activities in observance of the World Day. The group organized participatory
lectures that involved the traditional founders of the town. After a lecture, the audience watched as children performed
two dramas, one on the cruel treatment of working children, and the other on good treatment. Another lecture was
given on the parents’ responsibility to children. PAMA also organized a march of children that also included members
of the village, ending at the Chief’s palace. The Chief promised to protect and take care of the rights of children.
 International Centre for Conflict and Human Rights Analysis - ICCHRA
P.O. Box DC 824 Dansoman Community, Accra, Ghana
In celebration of the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, ICCHRA organized a stakeholder’s workshop.
 Youth Life Africa
P.O.Box CT 32 64, Cantoments - Accra, Ghana
The World Day was marked by poems, recitals and drama displayed by invited school children. It was also graced by
the chief and the parents of the community and chaired by a representative from the National Commission for Civic
Education and by a representative from the Women’s and Children’s Ministry. The Executive Director of Youth Life
Africa appealed to the government to provide district assemblies with adequate resources to implement the
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
IVORY COAST
 Association Sœurs Aidons Nous - ASOAN
15 BP 865, Abidjan 15, Ivory Coast
Désireuse de prendre part à la promotion et à la lutte pour le bien être des enfants. ASOAN a affiché les posters de la
campagne dans plusieurs sites: école, collège, centre hospitalier, etc.
 Enfance Heureuse
28 B.P. 42, Abidjan 28, Ivory Coast
Oeuvrant pour le bien être de l’enfant, l’ONG Enfance Heureuse a organisé
une journée d’activités au lycée Sainte Marie de Cocody à Abidjan. Les
intervenants (un pédiatre, un informaticien et un psychologue) ont abordé les
thèmes suivants: l’impact des images pornographiques sur les enfants : cas
de l’Internet ; la pornographie des trottoirs ; la pornographie et son impact sur
le psychisme de l’enfant. Le capitaine de la Brigade des Moeurs a également
dressé un tableau des atteintes sexuelles sur les mineurs dans certains
quartiers d’Abidjan, en partie dues à la consommation de produits
pornographiques par les agresseurs.
Cette journée a été l’occasion de distribuer aux participants des messages de
sensibilisation et de projeter un reportage réalisé par Enfance Heureuse, démontrant que les images pornographiques
sont accessibles à tous dans la rue. Ont participé à cette journée des décideurs politiques, des représentants d’ONG,
des parents, des leaders religieux, des éducateurs, les représentants du ministre de la sécurité et du ministre de la
communication, le secrétaire d’Etat à la protection civile, etc. La radio et la télévision ont couvert l’événement.
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 ONG SILOE
08 BP 20, Abidjan 08, Ivory Coast
Célébrées dans la ville de Danané, la Journée mondiale ainsi
que la date anniversaire de la Convention relative aux droits
de l’enfant ont fait l’objet de plusieurs événements:
• Une journée de commémoration : un défilé, réunissant plus
de 1000 enfants d’établissements d’enseignement formel et
informel, plusieurs ONG ainsi que les autorités civiles et
militaires, a été suivi d’une cérémonie présidée par deux
journalistes de la radio locale. Plusieurs personnalités ont
dépeint la situation des enfants, rappelé leurs droits et attiré
l’attention sur la nécessité de les protéger. Un espace a
également été donné aux enfants pour qu’ils puissent
s’exprimer sur le sujet à travers des sketchs, des récits,
des chants et des danses ;
• Une semaine de vulgarisation de la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant : Les enfants ont été informés sur leurs
droits et les parents sensibilisés sur les nombreux cas d’abus et d’exploitation existants. Les différents exposés sur
les droits de l’enfant ont permis aux jeunes de poser leurs questions.
KENYA
 The Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect ANPPCAN
P.O. Box 71420 Nairobi, Kenya
ANPPCAN began their campaign against child abuse by organizing a march through Kiambu, one of the busiest urban
centers in the periphery of Nairobi City. Children carried placards with messages about stopping child labor. The
march also included the District Commissioner. The organization held several other activities targeted at children living
and working in the streets. Both street children as well as school children presented skits, poems, and songs to
sensitize the community members who attended the meeting on child labor. ANPPCAN educated many children on
their rights. The organization used puppets to reinforce their message about children’s rights. The organization also
invited a local theatre group to perform and send a message against child abuse through drama.
 Kenya Female Advisory Organization - KEFEADO
P.O. Box 6025 Kismu, Kenya
19 November 2006 was celebrated by KEFEADO in several ways. The group organized different discussion groups
focusing on the issues of gender based violence, sexual violence, physical violence, psychological violence, and the
Children’s Act of 2001. The information that emerged following the discussion were factors that contribute to child
abuse. Among these factors were poverty, cultural beliefs, HIV/AIDS, illiteracy, domestic violence, and politics.
Several case studies were presented as well as personal testimonies.
LIBERIA
 Women and Children Development Organization - WOCHIDO
P.O. Box 1150 Caldwell, Liberia
WOCHIDO organized three events to celebrate the World Day. The first
was a football tournament, and the message was for the prevention of child
abuse. The second activity was a march that included 21 schools. The third
event was a program, which included several speakers as well as dance
companies and theatre groups.
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MALI
 Association Jeunesse Action - AJA Mali
ACI 2000 Hamdallaye près de l’immeuble ABK6, Rue 432, Porte 1102, BPE 2141, Bamako,
Mali
AJA-Mali a organisé une caravane pour le respect des droits de l'Enfant et pour la protection des enfants contre les
abus, l’exploitation et le trafic. Composée d'une centaine de jeunes interpellant les décideurs pour la prise de mesures
de nature à enrayer les trafics et exploitations dont sont victimes les enfants dans cette région, cette caravane a
traversé toute la région de Sikasso (sud-est du Mali).
MAURITANIA
 Association nationale pour l’Appui à l’Initiative Féminine, la Protection Infantile et
Environnementale - ANAIF-PIE
BP 240, Nouakchott, Mauritania
L’ANAIF-PIE a choisi la date du 19 novembre pour organiser un atelier de vulgarisation du Plan national de Protection
des Enfants contre les Abus et l’Exploitation Sexuelle ainsi qu’une caravane de sensibilisation sur ce thème. Des
outils de sensibilisation ont été élaborés et distribués à cette occasion.
 Association Mauritanienne pour la Santé de la Mère et de l’Enfant - AMSME
Commune El Mina Arrêt de bus, Avenue Marbatt Lot A8 N°79, Nouakchott, Mauritania
L’AMSME a organisé une série d’activités:
• Affichage de banderoles comportant des messages sur la Journée mondiale et l’importance de protéger les enfants
des abus à tous les carrefours de la capitale: « protégeons nos enfants contre les abus sexuels », « les abus
sexuels contre les enfants sont des crimes sévèrement punis par les lois », « le viol existe : ses conséquences sont
désastreuses, le combattre est l'affaire de tous , informer votre famille c'est la protéger, informer à l'école c'est aussi
éduquer ».
• Deux émissions radio jeunesse en direct ont été animées par plusieurs experts* sur le thème retenu par la WWSF
pour sa conférence-débat 2007 : « Comment être de bons parents à l’heure des médias modernes ». L’auditoire a
fortement réagi, proposant plusieurs idées et recommandations.
* Un sociologue, un psychologue, des mères éducatrices, un juriste et un membre de l’AMSME.
• Sensibilisation des filles grâce à un outil de communication appelé « Permis de prudence »
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MAURITIUS
 Centre d’Education et de Developpement pour les Enfants Mauriciens - CEDEM
Beetun Lane, Floreal, Mauritius
CEDEM organized activities to include children in honor of World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. The group
organized a story telling time with animation and puppet shows in 3 CEDEM centers. CEDEM also included poems
and songs in a dinner for sensitization on child abuse and neglect. Both victims and survivors were present at the
event.
MOROCCO
 Association Marocaine Solidarité Sans Frontières - AMSSF
63, Boulevard Mohamed Slaoui, Fès, Morocco
Dans le but de sensibiliser toutes les couches de la société marocaine, l’AMSSF a organisé une séance de
sensibilisation sur la Journée mondiale, un atelier d’encadrement de tableaux dont les images représentaient des cas
d’abus suivi d’un exposé de sensibilisation sur le thème des abus envers les enfants résultant d’une recherche menée
sur le terrain.
 Centre Marocain des Droits de l’Homme
B.P.1804, Rabat –RP, Maroc
A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale, le Centre Marocain des Droits de l’Homme a crée une coalition appelée
« Coalition Contre les Abus Sexuels sur les Enfants ». Composée de 34 associations, cette coalition a notamment
pour objectifs de :
• Faire connaître les textes nationaux et internationaux qui protégent les enfants contre toutes les formes de violations
et abus physiques ou sexuels ;
• Collecter, diffuser et échanger toute information relative aux abus sexuels ;
• Fournir une assistance juridique, sociale et psychologique aux victimes d’abus sexuels ;
• Mobiliser l’opinion publique nationale et internationale pour dénoncer tous les cas d’abus sexuels :
• Inciter le gouvernement à adopter une législation adaptée ;
• Sensibiliser les juges, les avocats, et les agents de police sur les droits des enfants ;
• Sensibiliser les familles, éduquer les jeunes filles et les mettre en garde contre les dangers de la prostitution ;
• Tenter de sortir les enfants des réseaux de prostitution et de les réinsérer dans la société.
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NIGERIA
 Child Rights Network - CHIRN
P.O. Box 2682 Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
CHIRN organized events in two extremely poor, rural schools to
educate children on their rights as well as how to protect
themselves. Initially, the knowledge of the 75 participants on their
rights was very poor. The educational sessions were given in both
English and the native language to reinforce understanding. The
lecture identified what constitutes child abuse, causes,
implications, child right identifications (such as the right to play),
child abuse prevention, and redress mechanisms. Children were
urged to seek help if they experience abuse. Some children told
personal accounts of abuse, and all children were given the
opportunity to ask questions. The highlight of the event was the
formation of child rights clubs. Seven students were picked to be
the club leaders at their schools and were given supplies to help promote the club. A final survey was given and the
children’s’ knowledge had increased substantially.
 Girl Child Empowerment Nigeria - GCEN
PO Box 4433 Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
GCEN celebrated World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse by distributing and sharing information about child abuse.
The group organized discussions regarding child advocacy, respect, and advocacy against HIV/AIDS.
 Girls’ Power Initiative - GPI
44 EKPO Abasi Street P.O. Box 3663, Unical P.O., Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
GPI celebrated the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse through education and discussion groups. The
organization used public education through television, a seminar, and drama presentations. Group discussions
focused on adolescent girls from GPI outreach secondary schools.
 Light Bearers Organization - LBO
Plot 303, 2nd Avenue, State Housing Estate, Calabar Cross Rivers State, Nigeria
LBO celebrated the World Day over the course of three weeks. The campaign was divided into 2 different phases. The
first phase involved advocacy visits to stakeholders and the public. The second phase involved a community
discussion on empowerment of stakeholders to fight child abuse. The organization helped create and inaugurate 8
Anti-Child Abuse Peer Clubs, as well as opening counseling units in schools. The community discussion sessions
included topics such as, what is child abuse, causes of child abuse, types of child abuse, how to identify child abuse,
and the role of the community, among others.
Over 250 participates received educational information during the discussion sessions. Chiefs and community leaders
as well as government officials promised to support the prevention of child abuse. The press also supported the cause
by promising to sensitize the public on the rights of the child.
 Moms Club International
7B Oguta Road Onitsha, P.O. Box 6134, Anambra State, Nigeria
Moms Club International held an interactive session to prepare for the World Day 2006. The organization had a oneday meeting with clergy and community members to establish an appropriate level of understanding between the
organization and members of the community. The community was able to express their thoughts to the organization.
Moms Club International also had sensitization activities. The purpose of the activities was to educate people on child
abuse, establish a network that will assist the organization in reducing child abuse and neglect, help clarify preconceived notions concerning child rights in a rural setting, and to discourage parents and guardians from neglecting
children with disabilities.
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 Save The African Child initiative - STAC
N° 44 Adebowale Street, OFF Sabo Junction, Ojodu, Lagos State, Nigeria
STAC organized a four day program to observe the World Day 2006. Members of STAC Kids Club visited the Lagos
State House of Assembly to lobby for the passage of the Child Rights Bill; a round table discussion was held between
children of the Kids Club and the Editorial Board of “The News Magazine”. The last mentioned promised to protect the
rights of the Nigerian child; speeches and pamphlets on the rights of the child; children expressed their mind one by
one and gave their solution to end child abuse.
 Talented Youths International
2 Iyekemosa Street, off Iwegie Street, Benin City - Edo State, Nigeria
On 19 November 2006, Talented Youths International organized a quiz competition in ten schools and invited them to
educate their students on the rights of the child. The next day, schools taught the children, the students and their
parents that children have to be respected in every society.
 Women And Children Development Action - WACDA
# 28 School Road, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
To mark the Day, WACDA organized awareness programs in two churches as well as a talk show with its Youth
Department.
RWANDA
 Solidarité pour l’Epanouissement des Veuves et des Orphelins pour le Travail et l′Autopromotion - SEVOTA
Boite Postale 3607, Kigali, Rwanda
Les activités organisées par la SEVOTA se sont déroulées sur une quinzaine de jours :
• Un festival compétitif en faveur des enfants nés suite à des viols. Le thème choisi était le suivant : « Non aux abus
envers les enfants, plutôt oui à leurs droits ». Les différents discours ont été suivis de danses, de chansons, de
poèmes et de jeux de rôle Les autorités locales étaient présentes ;
• Trois émissions radiodiffusées pour la prise en charge des enfants nés du viol et des enfants victimes de violence ;
• La diffusion de la loi relative aux droits et à la protection des enfants contre les violences. Un module en langue
rwandaise, le Kinyarwanda, a été préparé pour servir d’enseignement aux analphabètes de six centres
d’alphabétisation. Ce module sera élargi aux groupes et clubs d’enfants et de femmes.
SENEGAL
 Action Citoyenne - ACCIT
Hamo 5 cité Abdel Kader Diouf villa n°11 Guédiawaye, Dakar, Sénégal
Pour célébrer la Journée mondiale, ACCIT a choisi de privilégier la sensibilisation par écrit et par concertation. Un
texte a ainsi été élaboré et distribué à environ 1000 personnes et un débat a été organisé, lequel a réuni plus de 150
personnes (femmes, hommes, jeunes et enfants).
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 Association des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs - AEJT / Ziguinchor
S/C de ENDA ACAS, BP 224, Ziguinchor, Sénégal
 Union Chrétienne de Jeunes Gens - UCJG YMCA
Av Bourguiba X Rue 12, Ben Tally, BP 4152, Dakar, Sénégal
Ces deux organisations membres de la
coalition ont organisé deux journées
d’activités (18 et 19 novembre) pour célébrer
la journée mondiale ainsi que l’anniversaire
de la Convention relative aux Droits de
l’Enfant:
• Une conférence dans le village de Mpack
à laquelle ont participé des enfants et
jeunes travailleurs, des enfants victimes
des mines, des élèves, les enfants du
village, des enseignants, les représentants
des autorités politiques et militaires, des
ONG, des femmes, des parents et les
médias. Le thème retenu était « Non aux
abus faits aux enfants et halte à la
négligence et à l’exploitation des enfants ». Les autorités et représentants d’ONG ont promis de redoubler d’efforts
pour répondre aux besoins des enfants. L’événement a été retransmis par les radios locales et la presse écrite lui a
consacré des articles ;
• Une table ronde à la radio. Les auditeurs ont pu réagir en direct et apporter leurs contributions. L’accent a alors été
mis sur certaines mesures préventives telles que la création de centres d’écoute, la scolarisation et le maintien des
enfants à l’école (surtout des filles), les déclarations de naissance, l’établissement d’actes de naissance, etc. ;
• Une manifestation populaire à laquelle ont participé tous les groupes de base de l’AEJT, les membres de YMCA,
les autorités administratives, les représentants d’ONG, les chefs religieux et coutumiers et les parents. Des
discours, des sketchs et de nombreux échanges sur le thème des abus commis à l’encontre des enfants ont enrichi
cet événement.
Grâce à la célébration de cette journée, le gouverneur de la région a convoqué un comité régional de développement
lequel a notamment permis la délivrance d’extraits ou d’actes de naissance pour 124 enfants et 32 adultes.
SIERRA LEONE
 Children and Youth in Development Organization
55 Adelaide Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Children and Youth in Development Organization organized several activities to promote awareness on World Day for
Prevention of Child Abuse. The group organized workshops and seminars for the exchange of ideas through group
discussions. The group also sponsored drama groups that increased awareness of child labor for both children and
their parents.
SOUTH AFRICA
 Art for Humanity - AFH
PO Box 953, Duban, South Africa
To include both the World Day and South Africa’s16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children
(25 November - 10 December), AFH launched in partnership with the Foundation for Human Rights a national
billboard “Women artists and poets advocate Children’s Rights’” campaign.
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SUDAN
 Child Development Foundation - CDF
Mohmed Najeeb Street N. 41 West, Khartoum, Sudan
CDF marked the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse by organizing an educational workshop. The workshop’s
purpose was to train people on ways of assisting street children. Volunteer participants and social workers attended
the workshop. Several guest speakers were invited to lecture on different topics including Trauma Counseling, Social
Mobilization, and Child Protection.
TANZANIA
 Tanzania Women Social Economic Development and Human Rights Organization TWSEDHRO
P.O. Box 579, Kigoma, Tanzania
To mark the World Day, TWSEDHRO visited a children’s centre to learn about their difficulties. They decided to help
the children by giving them some food, clothes, soaps, books and pens.
THE GAMBIA
 Aid The Children Network - ATCN
Mosque Road Dippakunda, PMB 200 Serrekunda, The Gambia
On the occasion of the World Day, ATCN organized visits of families and children from three communities on the
theme “Alert to curb Child Trafficking 2006”.
TOGO
 Association Mondiale pour les Orphelins et les Enfants Abandonnés - WAO Afrique
Rue des Frères Franciscains Adidogomé, BP 80 242, Lomé, Togo
Selected to receive the 2007 Second Prize for prevention of child abuse (US$ 1000)
De nombreuses activités ont été organisées au Togo du 27
octobre au 30 novembre, sous le patronage du «Ministère
délégué auprès du Ministre des Affaires Sociales et de la
Promotion de la Femme, chargé de la Protection de l’Enfant et
des Personnes Agées », et en collaboration avec plusieurs
autres ONG telles que Défense des Enfants International, Save
the Children et PLAN-Togo. Les activités préliminaires (réunions
préparatoires avec les partenaires, réunions avec les médias,
travaux avec un groupe de 150 enfants pour la rédaction d’un
Message des enfants) ont mené à la réalisation des activités
suivantes à Lomé:
• Une caravane de sensibilisation (18 et 19 novembre) : 80
taxis-motos, 2 camions-remorques et 2 fanfares ont sillonné la
ville afin de mieux faire connaître la Journée mondiale à la
population. Environ 300'000 personnes ont pu voir passer cette
caravane.
• Un match de football (19 novembre). Ce match était l’occasion pour les responsables d’ONG de partager des
informations sur les abus et les violences dont sont victimes les enfants. Plus de 1000 personnes étaient présentes.
• Des animations par des groupes folkloriques (19 novembre). Des banderoles et posters rappelaient l’existence
de la Journée mondiale. Environ 2000 personnes ont suivi les représentations.
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• Une matinée récréative (19 novembre). Entièrement organisée et animée par des
enfants, cette manifestation a connu quatre grands moments : la projection du film
documentaire « Violences faites aux enfants : stop ! » ; les allocutions de différentes
personnalités ; la lecture du message des enfants et sa transmission officielle au
représentant de la Ministre déléguée auprès du Ministre des Affaires Sociales et de la
Promotion de la Femme, chargé de la Protection de l’Enfant et des Personnes Agées ;
et les prestations de divers groupes d’enfants (sketches, chansons, poèmes).
• L’inauguration du Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Techniciens
de Ménage (« domestiques/bonnes ») (20 novembre). Son objectif est de réduire
les tensions qui naissent du fait du manque ou de l’insuffisance de formation des
employés. Plusieurs personnalités (autorités politiques notamment) étaient présentes
et ont pu s’exprimer.
• Des activités médiatiques : Conception et réalisation de supports médiatiques et de
sensibilisation, distribués et affichés dans les principales artères et carrefours de Lomé
(posters, banderoles, tracts, T-shirts / Recommandations de l’Etude de l’ONU sur la
violence contre les enfants / Recommandations du Comité des Droits de l’Enfant);
Diffusion d’émissions radiophoniques sur la situation de la violence et des abus au
Togo et dans le monde pendant deux semaines. Sept radios ont assuré la couverture
médiatique des activités organisées à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale ; Publications
d’annonces et d’articles sur la célébration de la Journée mondiale par neuf journaux ;
Diffusion de programmes télévisés sur la Journée mondiale par deux des plus
importantes chaînes de télévision.
• Des activités similaires ont été organisées par les partenaires de WAO Afrique dans les villes de Sokodé et
Sotouboua, réunissant elles-aussi de nombreuses personnes
Au total, ce sont dix radios (taux d’audience global de 300'000 personnes), douze journaux (tirages allant de 2000 à
10'000 exemplaires) et des chaînes de télévision à couverture nationale qui ont activement participé à la campagne
médiatique et à la mobilisation de la population.
La population susceptible d’avoir été touchée par toutes ces activités est estimée à 600’000 personnes à Lomé.
Résultats : Grâce à ces activités, la coopération entre ONG s’est trouvé renforcée de même que la coopération
Gouvernement - ONG et la participation des enfants a été réelle. Les enfants ont été reçus par le Premier Ministre
pour lui remettre la déclaration des enfants du Togo, lequel a accepté de la remettre au Chef de l’Etat.
Le Premier Ministre a également donné son accord pour être le président d’honneur du Mouvement national des
enfants. Ce mouvement existe et se réunit désormais de façon informelle et cherche un partenaire pour financer ses
activités.
Carrefour du Volontariat Togo - CAVOT International
B.P. 279, Kpalimé, Togo
Les activités organisées par CAVOT International ont débuté dès
le mois d’octobre :
• Du 24 oct. - 18 nov. : Rédaction et distribution de lettres
ouvertes pour la prévention des abus et
de la violence contre les enfants,
adressées à quatre catégories de
personnes :

Aux
internautes
« Internautes amis des enfants »  Aux
médias « Parlez haut de moi »  Aux
leaders religieux « Dieu n’approuve pas
l’injustice »  Aux autorités politiques
locales
« Autorité
défenseur
des
enfants ». Ces lettres constituaient une invitation à travailler tous ensemble pour la création
d’une culture de prévention des abus envers les enfants et pour faire du 19 novembre, une
journée de mobilisation nationale.
Animation d’émissions radiophoniques « AGIR » sur le thème « Disons oui à la prévention
des abus envers les enfants, c’est donner de l’espoir à nos enfants ! » (39 heures au total).
Ces émissions, qui ont permis de faire connaître la Journée mondiale, ont également été
l’occasion pour les auditeurs de débattre sur la question. De nombreux appels ont été reçus.
• Le 19 novembre :
Messes commémoratives « OUI à la prévention ! ». La Journée mondiale et des messages
pour une meilleure prévention des abus à l’encontre des enfants ont été mentionnés lors des
prédications. L’équipe de l’ONG CAVOT a également pu s’exprimer sur le sujet, ce qui a
généré plusieurs questions et un véritable débat.
Un match de football doté d’un trophée “OUI à la prévention des abus envers les
enfants!”. Ce match a été l’occasion pour CAVOT de parler de la Journée et du problème
des abus à l’assistance.
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 Cercle de Réflexion et d’Action pour Christ - CRAC
01 rue Sancta Maria Virgo Potens, BP 148, Atakpamé, Togo
PREVIOUS AWARD (US$ 500)
 Cercle de Réflexion et d’Action pour la Protection et l'Emancipation de la Femme CRAPEF
01 rue Sancta Maria/ Virgo Potens, BP 148, Atakpamé, Togo
Les activités organisées par CRAC et CRAPEF se sont déroulées du 17 au 19 novembre dans la commune
d’Atakpamé : Une conférence-débat ainsi qu’une émission de radio sur le thème principal « L’enfant : un porte-parole
de sa communauté » ont eu lieu, accompagnées de messages de sensibilisation au travers de sketchs, de poèmes,
de chants et de danses. Plus de 9’.918 élèves, 117 encadreurs pédagogiques d’enfants et 31 responsables ont
participé à cet événement. Une kermesse, dont l’objectif était d’assurer la visibilité de la journée mondiale, a réuni plus
de 12'000 personnes.
 Club des Amis du Village - CAV
BP 772, Sokodé, Togo
 Comité d'Action pour la Recherche et le Développement - CARD
B.P. 4391, Quartier Agoyi Assiyéyé, Lomé, Togo
 Programme d’Appui à la Femme et à l’Enfance Déshéritée - PAFED
BP 318, Sokodé, Togo
A l’occasion de la journée mondiale, 6 ONG réunies en coalition « le Collectif de Défense des Droits des Enfants CODDE », en collaboration avec le Réseau des Organisations de Développement de la Région Centrale, se sont fixé
comme objectif de mobiliser les communautés de la région centrale pour mieux protéger les droits des enfants et pour
mettre fin aux violences et aux abus dont ils sont victimes. Des séances de sensibilisation sur le thème « Ensemble,
créons une culture de prévention des abus envers nos enfants » ont pour cela été organisées :
• Des caravanes composées des représentants des ONG ainsi que d’enfants ont sillonné la ville de Sokosé (slogans,
discours, plaidoyers, etc.) ;
• Des émissions radiophoniques ont été organisées en français et en langue locale ;
• Des « causeries-débats » ont eu lieu dans 24
localités. Environ 550 personnes (enfants, jeunes,
élèves, organisations villageoises des enfants,
clubs d’enfants, parents, directeurs d’écoles, chefs
de villages, chefs religieux et spirituels, etc.) ont
participé à ces manifestations faites de discours,
prières, sketchs, et chansons.
A l’issue de la journée, des actions de plaidoyer ont
été menées par les enfants. Les autorités, les
leaders communautaires ainsi que toute la
communauté se sont engagés à défendre les droits
des enfants.
Des comités pour l’organisation des prochaines
Journées mondiales ont été mis en place dans les
villages.
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Handicapés Sans Frontières - HSF
Aouda BP 15 (Adjengre), Prefecture de Sotouboua, Togo
En prélude à la Journée mondiale, les membres de l’association HSF ont organisé des tournées de sensibilisation
dans les établissements scolaires et ont lancé un concours de dessins et de poèmes sur le thème: « Les abus envers
les enfants ».
Le 19 novembre, HSF a organisé une conférence-débat sur la prévention à laquelle ont notamment participé les
autorités politiques, administratives, traditionnelles et religieuses, ainsi que les directeurs et personnels
d’établissements scolaires, les élèves, les ONG et la population en général. Les suggestions suivantes ont été
formulées :  Organiser des tournées de sensibilisation dans tous les cantons et villages de la préfecture et de la
région  Organiser des « causeries-débats » au niveau des établissement scolaires de la préfecture et de la région 
Réunir les employeurs et leurs apprentis pour des séances d’information sur les abus commis sur le lieu de travail.
Jeune Fille Orientée - JFO
BP 57, Kpalimé, Togo
Pour la troisième année consécutive, la COALPRODEF (Coalition des ONG et Associations de Lutte pour la
Promotion et la Protection des Droits des Enfants et des Femmes) a commémoré la Journée mondiale au Togo. Cette
année, cette coalition a choisi d’animer, en collaboration avec Radio Peace FM - Kpalimé, une émission
radiophonique sur le thème de la prévention. Cette émission a connu la participation active et effective des enfants,
des jeunes et des parents. La COALPRODEF a également organisé, en collaboration avec le Directeur de l’école
centrale Evangélique et certains encadreurs de l’Ecole Nationale des Instituteurs de Jardin d’Enfants, une « causeriedébat » sur le thème des droits et devoirs des enfants, à laquelle ont participé plus de 70 jeunes enfants. Cette
conférence a été diffusée en direct à la radio, en trois langues (français, Ewe et Cotokoli » afin de toucher un plus
grand nombre d’individus. Les élèves de différents établissements de la ville ont participé à cette émission et ont
présenté un mémorandum à l’endroit des autorités, des parents et des enseignants, afin d’attirer leur attention sur
l’importance de la protection et de la promotion des droits de l’enfant.
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AZERBAIJAN
 Social Rehabilitation Center “Children of Streets”
A. Alekberov 14-B Str. Baku, Azerbaijan
The Social Rehabilitation Center in Baku organized and participated in several different events to mark the importance
of World Day on 19 November 2006. They began by creating an organization committee that was responsible for
establishing and preparing a plan. Using the media, the group prepared press releases, gave interviews, and made
speeches in news and television media. The group also wrote to both state and government officials requesting that
19 November be the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Azerbaijan. They organized a march with over
250 children. Children also drew pictures on the asphalt in front of the Street Children Center expressing their ideas on
child abuse. The group organized round table discussions at the “Ishilqli Ev” Street Children Center, involving state
leaders, foreign organization members, as well as street children.
In addition, the group held meetings with school children and parents to address the issue of child abuse. The group’s
goals are to attract public attention to the problems associated with child abuse, create civic groups throughout the
population to prevent this problem, reveal information and educate the public, and most importantly, to protect the
rights of the child. The Social Rehabilitation Center successfully combines community members as well as children in
an effort to prevent child abuse.
CAMBODIA
 Children’s Support Foundation - CSF
32 St. 608 Boeung Kok 2 Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2006 was a very important year for the Children’s Support
Foundation. The group organized and successfully
campaigned for the recognition of 19 November as the World
Day for the prevention of Child Abuse. CSF, with the help of
other local and international organizations, celebrated 19
November in the Banloung district in the Ratanakiri province.
The goal of CSF in Cambodia is to educate both adults and
children on the prevention and protection from all forms of
child abuse, specifically vulnerable groups. The group
attempts to accomplish these goals through the spread of
information and advocacy campaigns at the community level.
The events organized by CSF were attended by
representatives of the provincial government, district
government, police and military officials, INGOs/LNGOs,
monks, commune council members, teachers, CPNs, the Chief
of the village, and vulnerable groups.
CSF organized a parade through 3 different communes with
250 people including children. Participants held banners,
handed out pictures, and shouted slogans. By strengthening
their capacity, the group was able to reach out to the
community. Yellow ribbons were handed out. Other activities
during the campaign included speeches made by Executive
Director of CSF, Sub- Director of Social Affairs Department,
and his Excellency the Sub Governor of Ratanakiri province.
The Highland Children’s Club performed role-play educational
performances on “Real Situation of Victims by Trafficking,” and
“Sexual Exploitation.”
Overall, CSF produced and distributed over 4000 yellow
ribbons, 270 T-shirts, 1600 flyers, 200 postcards, and 400
pictures. 15 banners were tied along the road from the
province to the village. The campaign and its group activities were broadcast on TVK and cable for 5 days. The group
received the commitment of over 2000 people to wear the yellow ribbon and prevent child abuse. The group spread its
ideas and gained support by working closely with grass-roots organizations as well as community leaders.
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CHINA
 China Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - CNSPCAN
No. 257 Youyi West Road Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
PREVIOUS AWARD (US$ 500)
CNSPCAN was created to promote children’s rights in order to prevent child abuse and
neglect. CNSPCAN, joining together with the Shaanxi Women’s Federation, the Shaanxi
Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, the Shaanxi Society for Better Birth
and Rearing of Children, and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center to
promote the World Day Campaign in Xi’an City. Government officials, lawyers, medical
workers, psychologists, teachers, social workers, and university volunteers participated.
A banner signing activity and a drawing competition were organized by the group to
promote awareness. Over 40 children participated in the drawing activity, in which they
were asked to draw their pictures of a safe world for themselves. Over 300 people left
their signature on the banner as well. The event included on site consultation from
lawyers, medical workers, and psychologists. Material on the prevention of child abuse
was distributed to passersby, and a poster including the child abuse prevention and
hotline numbers were displayed around the site.
The China Women Newspaper as well as multiple other news organizations covered the
event including print, television, and radio media. In addition, at least 8 different online
news groups reported on the event. Using both media correspondence and engaging
activities, CNSPCAN was able to reach out to hundreds of people in Xi’an City, spreading
information on the prevention of child abuse.
GEORGIA
 Child and Environment - C&E
5 Besiki Street, Tbilisi, Georgia
Child and the Environment helped celebrate 19 November 2006 in a number of different ways. The group organized a
concert at their Begurebi Center in Tbilisi that involved 45 children who are part of the Center. C&E invited the mobile
unit psychologist to lead a discussion, including 23 children, on the issue of violence and the different ways children
can protect themselves. In addition, 150 children that are part of the Centre Jejli designed and printed posters and
flyers that they distributed in the streets and schools of Chiatura. In the Centre Sapovnela in Rustavi, 25 children and
10 parents attended a group meeting including a representative of the Young Lawyers Association of Georgia. The
lawyer introduced and educated the participants on the newly adopted Law Against Domestic Violence. After a
discussion, the children were invited to design a poster and badges for the prevention of violence. They proceeded to
display the posters and distributed badges among the public and organized a drawing session on the pavement as
well. Child and Environment assisted in the education of children by providing opportunities they may not have had
without the help of the organization and its innovative techniques.
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 Society Biliki
Rustaveli Street 19, 1400 Gori, Georgia
On 19 November, the following activities were organized:
• Leaders' Network of Society Biliki conducted debates on discrimination and children's rights. 18 children participated
in this training-course entitled “All different but all equal” that was broadcasted on the local TV station “Trualeti”.
• Leaders' Network of Society Biliki also organized a meeting on “The right to be alive” as well as a discussion on “The
right of entertainment”. 20 children participated.
• Children’s rights Club conducted trainings in their own schools on “Children’s rights”.
• Discussion Club of Society Biliki held a discussion - "Violence in my life" and “Juvenile delinquency”. 16 children
participated.
• The Training Center of Society Biliki conducted a training for parents on “Ill effect of physical punishment on personal
development of a child”. 17 parents participated.
INDIA
 Children’s Rights in Goa - CRG
F-5 Meera Building, near Gomantak Bhavan, St. Inez Pamjim, Goa, India
Children’s Rights in Goa has 6 non-formal schools that all observed 19 November 2006 as the World Day for
Prevention of Child Abuse. In addition to the consistent flow of information regarding child abuse, World Day activities
included updated information and a question-asking session. Children were also asked to write, draw, or present how
they feel about any form of child abuse. Children not only expressed their feelings through drawings, but also methods
of prevention. Some schools had role play activities based on the subject of child abuse. The CRG is continuously in
the process of making children aware of various forms of abuse and violence.
 Committee for Legal Aid to Poor - CLAP
367 Markat Nagar, Sector 6, Cuttack 753 014 Orissa, India
In 2005, the Executive committee of CLAP decided to observe the world Day
every year with new preventive strategies. In 2006, CLAP again marked the Day
in the state capital of Orissa and decided to involve children, parents, the
community, NGOs, the media as well as Policy Makers. They organized several
activities including a Public Awareness Rally, a State Level Conclave, a Theatre
Competition, a signature campaign, and submitted a Memorandum to state
authorities.
• The Public Awareness Rally began with a keynote speaker, tribal social
activist and Padmasree Awardee, Tulsi Munda. The rally was well attended by
about 500 representatives from NGOs, media, and academic institutions. The
attendants held banners and placards while shouting their concerns about
different issues with regards to child abuse. Tribal men and women performed
a folk dance and beat musical drums to provide entertainment.
• To draw more attention to the event, the state level conclave was held at
Lower PMG, Bhubaneswar, only 500 meters from the State Legislative
Assembly and the State Secretariat. Several speakers addressed the event. In
addition, 50 school children attended the program. The conclave stressed the
importance that the best interest of the child should be a paramount
consideration of any civilized society and stressed emphasis over child
participation. All NGOs that are members of CLAP’s Legal Network were
invited to the program as well.
• The Theatre Competition was held between four groups on the theme of child
abuse. Young activists and children performed the skits and each group was
awarded a monetary prize for participating.
• The signature campaign collected more than 500 signatures on the banner to
promote awareness in a two hour time period.
• In addition, 10 NGOs submitted a Memorandum to the Governor of Orissa.
The Memorandum urged specific changes in the law and the legal system as
well as constituting a State Commission on the Child for monitoring and
promoting their rights.
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• The media representatives present at the activities received a news briefing and details of the World Day for the
Prevention of Child Abuse were featured in English Daily, The Times of India, Oriya Daily, The Samaj, and the
Prajatantra. CLAP, with the assistance of other organizations, was able to gain media exposure, as well as exposure
in the political world through its activities celebrating the World Day.
 Creation Service Association - CSA
574, NVN layout, Crosscut Road, 641012 Coimbatore - Tamilnadu, India
On 19 November, CSA provided information on the World Day to other organizations.
 Enfold Proactive Health Trust
553 B 8th Main Road 4th Block Koramangala, Bangalore, India
To mark the World Day on 19 November 2006, Enfold Proactive Health Trust organized and hosted a workshop on
Personal Safety. The children that participated were between 4-12 years old. 20 children and their parents attended
the workshop, which resulted in a sense of empowerment. Parents received a handout explaining child sexual abuse.
Through the help of organizations like Enfold Proactive Health Trust, information on the prevention of child abuse can
be accessed and spread throughout the area.
 Krityanand UNESCO Club
102/A Kapanapuri, Adityapur Industrial Area, Jamshedpur, India
Krityanand UNESCO Club celebrated the World Day by organizing a campaign to Stop Child Labor on 19 November.
 National Domestic Workers' Movement - NDWM
A - 104, St. Mary's Apts., Nesbit Road, Mazagaon, Mumbai 400 010, India
On 19 November, NDWM gathered children who are registered with its movement along-with their parents and
conducted awareness programs on child labor and the importance of education.
 Ramola Bhar Charitable Trust - Project STOP (Stop Trafficking and Oppression of
children & women)
A-47, Ground Floor, Chittaranjan Park, 110019 New Delhi, India
On 19 November, empowered girls of STOP’s Large Extended Family Home attended a Seminar on "Child abuse and
impact on children: A youth perspective”, organized by India Social Forum 2006 and Joint Women's Program – India.
Girls shared their experiences on child abuse and presented a paper on “Situational analysis of vulnerable children in
India focusing on trafficked and abused children”.
 Rural Organization for Social Emancipation - ROSE
Kondapatur (Post) Kakumanu (Mandal) Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
To celebrate the World Day 2006, Rose organized a workshop that was held in Nagulapalem Village. An estimated
200 children and 100 men and women attended the workshop. Professionals from various fields spoke about
children’s rights and how to avert violence.
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 Rural Poverty Women’s Organization - RPWO
Mosavadi &Post, Peranamallur Via, Tamil Nadu, S.India
In celebration of the World Day on 19 November 2006, RPWO organized a program that reached out to over 20
villages. Tribal village children attended the program that was centered on the issues of child labor, sexual abuse,
medical treatment, education, and the Children’s Parliament. The program reached all 20 tribal villages through the
education of its children via various activities. Educating tribal children only furthers the mission of child abuse
prevention.
 Shabnam Resources
5 Buddha Street, Rahgarajapuram, Chennai, India
Shabnam Resources marked the World Day for the Prevention of Child
Abuse by hosting several different activities. The group organized
awareness programs and held a deadline march against known child
labor employers. As a result, the brick industry has largely decreased its
dependence on child labor. The group also discussed the importance of
awareness with regards to early child marriages. Shabnam resources
also held street theatre performances on child rights, ending child
abuse, and on protection of the girl child. The group visited many
children who were abused and also provided rehabilitation and medical
treatment as well as outpatient care facilities. Shabnam not only raised
public awareness for the prevention of child abuse, but also directly
helped children with the need for medical attention.
 Society for Education, Employment, and Sustainable Development - UDISHA
27- A Jia Sarai, New Delhi, India
UDISHA has been celebrating the World Day for the past 4 years since
joining the WWSF coalition. In 2006 the group hosted a series of workshops
for students to teach “Assertiveness skills and Self-Defense techniques.”
UDISHA worked along with the Smile Foundation under Swabhiman. The
workshop was held in public schools in East Punjabi Bagh. Over 150
students attended the workshop. They learned the importance of being
assertive in public places as well as being both mentally and physically
healthy. The students also learned the importance of body language as an
indicator of confidence. Both physical and non-physical self-defense
techniques were explained to the students through simple language and
demonstrations.
At the end of the workshops, the students were asked to write a slogan and
a paragraph about their life experiences, and what they had learned. The
top three submissions were awarded, and all of the participants were given
a Certificate of Merit.
Another group organized a similar project that over 100 students from rural
backgrounds participated in. By reaching out to students, UDISHA has been
able to successfully sensitize hundreds of students, their parents, and
teachers regarding the prevention of child abuse.
 Society for Help Entire Lower & rural People - HELP
2nd lane,Sujatha Nagar, Lawyerpet Ext., ONGOLE 523 002 Andhra
Pradesh, India
HELP, in collaboration with NATSAP (Network Against Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation in
Andhra Pradesh), AGS Coalition and CACL-AP (Campaign Against Child Labor) organized
activities in their state. They published a poster with WWSF logo as well as a pamphlet on
child abuse in local language (telugu) and invited NGOs and Government Officials to
participate.
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 Tulir Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse - Tulir CPHCSA
57- A, L Block, 26th Street, Anna Nagar (East), Chennai, India
PREVIOUS AWARD (US$ 3000)
To celebrate World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, using Article 19 and Article
34 of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, Tulir CPHCSA
developed several activities and events to increase awareness and promote the
prevention of child abuse. With the help of The Hindu, a national newspaper with a
circulation of over 10 lakhs (1million), Tulir was able to distribute a full page poster
with a message directed at children for discussing ways of keeping safe against
sexual abuse. Radio broadcasts featured interviews and messages about preventing
child abuse and 3 large billboards were displayed in prominent locations throughout
the city with the message, “The World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse is not
th
November 19 . Its every day.” The group also collaborated with MSN India that
resulted in the publishing of an article on child sexual abuse on their homepage
along with safety tips for children and parents.
Tulir CPHCSA contacted advertising agencies and requested that they develop
awareness posters on Child Sexual Abuse. Seven of the leading advertising
agencies in India responded including, McCann Erickson, R K Swamy BBDO, Ogilvy
& Mather, Contract, J Walter Thomson, Precept, and Orchard developed over 24
different posters for the campaign. On 19 November the posters were then displayed
in Spencers Plaza (major shopping mall) in Chennai, that at least 40,000 people visit
a day.
In addition, Tulir CPHCSA distributed flyers, posters, stickers, and brochures to
target groups. A flyer promoting safety against sexual abuse was developed with the
help of Corporation of Chennai and was distributed to every student enrolled in the
Corporation managed schools in the city zone. Yellow ribbons were distributed to at
least 30,000 with support from Satyam Theaters, by giving them to people attending
the movie theater.
Tulir CPHCSA organized a speech given by Ms Christa Dammerman, a well-known
German campaigner against child sex tourism. Senior Officials in the Tourism,
Travel, and Hospitality sector, and the Police were invited to the event, which was
presided over by the Commissioner of Police. Print media, as well as radio media,
covered all of the activities, in both Tamil and English. Through the innovative use of
media, Tulir CPHCSA was very successful in further spreading the message of the
prevention of child abuse.
 Village Service Trust - VST
Michaelpalayam 624215, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, India
VST organized a rally in Dindigul that involved about 3500 children, parents, the police and members of the judiciary
and distributed leaflets to the public, hotels, factories and industries, asking them to stop child abuse and give the child
the dignity he/she deserves. VST also submitted a memorandum to the District Administration and sent a copy to the
Human Rights Commission (Chennai).
 Women’s Organization in Rural Development - WORD
7-C Andikadu, Vediarasampalayam Road, Agraharam Post, Pallipalayam – 638 008 Namakkaj
District, Tamil Nadu, India
WORD marked 19 November 2006 with two rallies against child abuse. The rallies were targeted at children who are
used to work with power looms. Over 1,000 women from self-help groups attended. Following the rally, the women
donated school supplies to the child laborers to encourage their education.
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INDONESIA
 Arek Lintang Foundation - ALIT
Ahmad Jais 68, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
ALIT celebrated the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse over the course of 5 days, spanning from 19-24
November 2006. The organization provided civil education on the protection of family, specifically women and
children, from domestic violence. A fair and exhibition were held that included 35 groups. The participating groups
presented handy crafts, food, flowers, and pets. All of the products were produced and managed by women and
children who are former victims of abuse. ALIT hosted a workshop teaching people how to make handy crafts from
recycled base and flowers.
The group also organized a large march by women and children that included over 1,000 people. The marchers
distributed posters and stickers against violence on women and children. The march ended at the House of
Representatives building and they were welcomed. The Surbaya city government joined and together they protested
violence against women and children. The march was followed by the signing of a banner that received over 1,000
signatures. Street children provided musical entertainment during the event.
Over 50 other organizations participated in this event including the media. The closing ceremony featured a speech by
the Lady Mayor of the city government. ALIT used its networking ability to raise awareness of child abuse through
creative means and the expression of culture.
IRAN
 Rahyab Women and Children Institute
Narmak, East Fajam after Hedakhani, Number 92, 1st floor, Tehran, Iran
The Rahyab Women and Children Institute observed the World Day on 19 November in
several different and creative ways. For example, the organization received permission to
copy and distribute a brochure entitled, “What is Child Abuse?” They printed 5,000 copies
and sent them to Children’s Centers, Pediatricians, and kindergartens in 12 cities
throughout Iran. Rahyab Women and Children Institute also held 2 workshops on child
abuse in Tehran. They also held a seminar featuring 2 lawyers and 2 child psychologists
who discussed child abuse. The seminar was attended by 150 people. The organization
printed a poster with the message “Unite for the Prevention of Child Abuse.” Rahyab
Women and Children Institute also showed a Power Point presentation.
The events marking the World Day were covered in 3 national newspapers in Iran. In
addition to the distribution of information, Rahyab Women and Children Institute involved
the professional community to further stress the importance of the prevention of child
abuse.
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JORDAN
 Jordan River Foundation/ Queen Rania Family and Child Center - QRFCC
P.O. Box 2943, Amman, Jordan
PREVIOUS AWARD (US$ 3000)
The QRFCC hosted a number of different
activities to celebrate World Day 19 November
2006. This year, the day’s activities were
observed by Her Majesty Queen Rania Alabdullah as well as Urmila Nandey Nathan, the
First Lady of Singapore.
The activities included 4 different children’s
workshops. The workshops targeted children
between the ages of 6-14 and focused on the
skills of self-protection. The children received
required skills to understand themselves and
express their feelings through writing, painting,
drama, and role-play. The program included an
art workshop, drama and expressive art workshop, interactive library workshop, and a computer lab workshop. 180
children participated in the workshops. The media covered the event, and there were several articles published in
Jordanian newspapers. QRFCC focused its efforts on the education of children, and with media attention, will further
the prevention of child abuse.
The Parliament of Jordan made a statement on the occasion of the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse.
LEBANON
 KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation
P.O. Box 116/5042 Beirut, Lebanon
Using article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, KAFA
(enough) Violence and Exploitation observed the World Day with a
campaign to raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse. On 19
November 2006, the group distributed 50,000 stickers and flyers
highlighting different forms of child abuse, along with a white flower as a
message of peace and non-violence. Children, youth, and the Interior
Security Forces helped distribute the information. Informative posters
were displayed in schools, childhood protection NGOs, community
centers, and other public venues. Information kits that included a poster,
flyer, pin, and sticker were given to parliamentarians, NGOs, universities, schools, Ministry
Development Community Centers and Dispensaries.
Over the course of 10 days, KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation held seminars, discussion groups, entertaining
activities for children, distributed materials at all entries and exits to Beirut, distributed information during the Beirut
International Marathon, and issued a press release. By using large quantities of information material, as well as
strategic placement, KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation was able to reach out to as many people as possible
over the course of 10 days.
 Developmental Action Without Borders - NABA’A
1ST Floor, Abdul Majid Bazi Building, Saida, Lebanon
Naba’a began preparing for the World Day 2006 in 2005 by conducting a study in Old Saida entitled “Violence Against
Children.” For 19 November 2006, Naba’a organized discussion circles that included local community and active
members. They discussed their definition of child abuse and spoke of the types of abuse as well as defining the living
situation of children in Old Saida. The discussion groups also talked about different ways of reducing child abuse and
violence against children. 10 local Lebanese and Palestinian NGOs participated in the discussion circles. Naba’a used
self-collected data to further discussion amongst community members as well as foreign NGOs on the issue of
preventing child abuse.
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 Lebanese Union for Child Welfare
Hamra, Cairo Street, Rbeiz Building, Ground Floor, Beirut, Lebanon
The Lebanese Union for Child Welfare celebrated the World Day over 3 days, beginning on 18 November and
extending to 20 November 2006. The organization includes 57 organizations that specialize in the care of children and
all of these groups actively participated in the events that spanned the entire nation of Lebanon. The children made a
Fence of Love and gave passersby a flower, a symbol of peace and love and as a reminder of the World Day for the
Prevention of Child Abuse. The groups also lobbied for prevention in families, schools, the streets, and in residential
institutions. The Lebanese Union for Child Welfare actively spread information for the prevention of child abuse by
involving all of their organizations across the nation.
NEPAL
 Kadambari Memorial College of Science and Management
Thapathali Heights, Kathmandu, Nepal
2006 marked the Department of Social Work and Kadambari Memorial
College of Science and Management’s first year to observe the World Day for
the Prevention of Child Abuse. The organization planned several events
including a rally march. As part of the awareness campaign, the organization
also held class discussions for students, pertaining to Nepal and its legal
framework. A course was also held on the topic of child welfare. Kadambari
Memorial College of Science and Management also launched a poster
campaign.
 SUPPORT for Community Development - SUPPORT
P.O. BOX 8973 NPC 290 SUPPORT House, Minbhavam, Kathmandu, Nepal
On 19 November, SUPPORT did a mass campaigning and awareness on child abuse.
Children-Women in Social Service and Human Rights - CWISH
P.O. Box 21433 Chabahil, Kathmandu, Nepal
CWISH organized several events surrounding both the World Day and Children’s Rights Day that were extremely
beneficial in the education of young people in the Kathmandu region. The group organized and supported a group of
youth to perform in street dramas to raise awareness on child sexual abuse and methods of self-protection. It was
estimated that 550 people observed the performances. CWISH also organized a rally against child abuse that included
350 youth from the Self Employment Education Program. The youth carried placards, chanted, and distributed leaflets
about child abuse and protection skills. In addition, CWISH organized a Code of Conduct Signature Campaign on child
protection. The campaign provided public information on child abuse and self-defense skills, as well as the available
public services. Over 530 people signed the child protection Code of Conduct.
CWISH hosted an orientation on child sexual abuse for child clubs. The orientation assisted child members in learning
about abuse and how to convey the message to other children. The organization also hosted orientations for nonformal education facilitators. In addition, the organization hosted an oratory competition on child sexual abuse and
protection skills. CWISH joined with Private and Boarding schools’ Organization Nepal and Lalitpur Submetro to put on
the competition. Its purpose was to make children more aware of the sensitivity and magnitude of child sexual abuse.
As a result, the youth that participated in the competition were able to charge and imprison a sexual predator in their
area.
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PAKISTAN
 Association of Network for Community Empowerment - ANCE
10-New Shalimar Road, Nawan Kot, Multan Road, Lahore, Pakistan
To celebrate World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse as well as the
anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ANCE organized
Child Labor Free Week in Lahore, from 13-20 November 2006. ANCE
organized an Awareness Campaign to occur during their weeklong
celebration including:
• Awareness campaign: To aware people about the importance of the
World Day, the organization sent post cards 2 month earlier to
governmental and non governmental organizations, Embassies,
educational institutions, national and international organizations,
professionals, and celebrities. They also distributed 1,000 ball-point pens
with the message “Prevention of Child Abuse,” as well as 3000 yellow
ribbon stickers. ANCE designed 250 aprons to be worn during the rally
they organized as well. The group created 4,000 visors with the Universal
Children’s Day logo as well as their partner organizations, Save the
Children (Sweden), UN Voluntary Trust Fund (Geneva), Diya, and WWSF.
5,000 handouts were printed and distributed and 50 banners and posters
were put up in different areas. ANCE worked closely with the media and
sent out press releases. As a result, stories covering the event appeared
in electronic and print media including a story by GEO channel.
• Debates and quiz competitions: Specifically for children, ANCE hosted
several speech and quiz competitions among non-formal schools, working
children, and formal schools. Children delivered speeches on Child
Rights, Prevention of Child Abuse, and Child Labor.
• Meetings: The organization held meetings at Darwaishkot
with working children in brick kilns and owners to make
them aware of their rights and provide them with the
opportunity to express their feelings and points of view.
300 people attended these meetings.
• Seminar: ANCE also held a seminar on “Child Labour and
Prevention of Child Abuse” in hopes of creating
awareness in all responsible segments on child labor and
child abuse. Students, teachers, and community members
attended the event.
• Sports Mela for working children - Child right to play:
ANCE also worked with Sport Mela to provide working
children a day of play.
• Painting/drawing competition: An additional 30 children
participated in a drawing and painting competition that
allowed them to express their feelings.
• Rally: The end of the campaign featured a rally with 3,000 working and non-working children participating to raise
their voices for their rights and demand the eradication of social malpractice. A total 3,235 people were involved in
the rally.
Overall the ANCE campaign reached 14,035 people directly, and another 84,210 people indirectly.
 Jaggarta Social Welfare Organization - JSWO
Ward 07, Juma Colony, P.O. Box 55, Mipurkhas Sindh, Pakistan
JSWO marked the World Day 2006 by organizing a seminar and a rally. The seminar was based on the idea of selfhelp. 49 students, 3 teachers, and 1 journalist attended the seminar. Following the event, the students participated in a
rally.
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 Pakistan Council for Social Welfare and Human Rights - PCSW&HR
Sakhi Itbar, Sialkot, Pakistan
PREVIOUS AWARD (US$ 1000)
PCSW&HR organized several meetings and activities to celebrate 19 November 2006 for the World Day for the
Prevention of Child Abuse. The organization began by hosting several meeting to involve the influential members of
the Union Council and the Governance Councils of various districts. PCSW&HR involved school-aged children by
becoming directly involved with the Private Schools Network System. The group’s goal was to educate the schools on
their role in the prevention of child abuse. The District Education Officer presided over the event that was attended by
not only students, but school officials as well. PCSW&HR also hosted a workshop specifically aimed at raising
awareness in the media community. Following the workshop, there was a question and answer session to discuss
other issues surrounding child abuse.
The organization held a one-day female CBO’s capacity building workshop on the issues of child rights and the
prevention of child abuse. 400 CBO’s attended the workshop. PCSW&HR additionally hosted a conference on Child
Rights at its office on 19 November 2006. A number of different NGOs, social groups, and CBOs participated.
After the sensitization and communication, 5,761 micro level awareness activities such as walks, meetings and other
activities were arranged to further community education. PCSW&HR reached 2,589 people through the meetings they
held. National newspapers covered all of the activities as well. PCSW&HR reached out to its community leaders at all
levels, involving many different people for an effective celebration of World Day 2006.
 Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organization - PRWSWO
PO Box N 2 Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
PRWSWO celebrated 19 November 2006 in very innovative ways. The group organized an awareness raising walk
that involved ex-trafficked repatriated camel jockey children, street children, and other vulnerable children. Many other
people participated in the walk, carrying placards and banners that highlighted advocacy toward protection of basic
children’s rights. It was led by an ex-camel jockey child who was riding on a camel displaying a “Say No to Child
Camel Racing” banner. The organization and Child Rights Clubs hosted a Children’s Festival that included
presentations, football tournaments, tug of war, sack races, and a magic show. A presentation was given that
emphasized the importance of opposing child trafficking. The children were all given T-shirts, sweets, and lunch
boxes.
 Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy - PODA
Village and Post Office Nara Mughlan Tensil and District Chawkal, Punjab, Pakistan
In celebration of World Day 2006, PODA organized an informative dialogue of children’s rights. The dialogue included
22 children from more than 10 districts, gathering together for the first time. The dialogue was centered around child
rights, child protection, and child participation.
 Sindh Journalist Network for Children - SJN
34/10 Defense Garden Apt. DHA – 1, Karachi, Pakistan
To raise awareness for prevention of child abuse on the World Day 2006, members of SJN wrote articles for local
newspapers. The articles were written in the local Sindhi language and the newspapers that they were included in are
some of the most circulated papers in Pakistan.
 Social Transformation and Education Prosperity - STEP
P.O. Box 1074 Faisalabad, Pakistan
STEP organized different events to not only educate children on their rights, but also to engage the community in
discussing the issues surrounding child abuse. The organization distributed the yellow ribbon sticker, “YES to
prevention of child abuse.” The group began working with the local community and involving them in the discussion of
facts and figures from UN documents regarding children’s rights. STEP also hosted a children’s rally, an awareness
program, and role-play performances with the community as their audience. Four schools and 75 children participated
in the rally, while 155 local community members attended the discussion sessions. One of these sessions specifically
appealed to parents, impressing upon them the need to send their children to school instead of work. A debate
competition was held for the children as well. Using its grass roots origins and it ties to the local community, STEP
was able to educate its people on the importance of prevention of child abuse.
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 Society for Empowering Human Resources - SEHER
1-B, Jinnah Avenue, Jinnah Town, Quetta, Balochistan-Pakistan
Selected to receive the 2007 First Prize for prevention of child
abuse (US$ 3000)
2006 marked the first year that the World Day for the Prevention of Child
Abuse was observed in SEHER’s province. SEHER celebrated the World Day
over the course of 20 Days of Activism for prevention of child abuse
leading up to 19 November 2006. During the 20 Days, the organization
organized many different activities and worked with and alongside many
different groups.
• SEHER disseminated information on children’s rights with special focus on
child abuse and developed a questionnaire with 72 core questions to
internalize the children about their rights.
• SEHER decided to involve all Civil Society Organizations working for the
cause of children, and also partnered with the Balochistan Boy Scouts
Association, Balochistian Educational and Environmental Journey, Water
Environment and Sanitation Society, National Commission for Peace and
Justice, local Catholic churches, madrassahs, and the Concern Worldwide
Balochistan Programme.
• The SEHER team developed 10 standardized messages that were displayed
on banners and placards throughout the 20 days of activism.
• SEHER involved the children in the different activities (children in Child Protection Centers, prisons, Drop in Centers,
as well as with working children, child students studying in seminaries, government schools, private schools, and
children from minority communities) for the purpose of internalizing the tools, elements and mechanisms of abusing
a child and introducing them to a comprehensive protective mechanism. The organization makes it a priority to work
with a variety of vulnerable and disadvantaged children including juvenile delinquents and commercial sex workers.
• During the 20 Days of Activism campaign,
SEHER worked directly with juvenile
prisoners, children working in garages,
children in the Child Protection Center for
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children,
scavenger children, AMAL, child laborers,
Boy Scouts, and other groups via sharing
information about the rights of the child and
the World Day, displaying posters and banners with the 10 key messages against child abuse, wearing the stickers
“Yes to prevention of child abuse!”, sharing speeches and personal experiences, poems, skits and songs as well as
various competitions on child abuse and the rights of the child .
• SEHER organized sensitization sessions with stakeholders, Bar Councils, Teachers Association, Clerks Association,
Journalists Union, Merchants Association.
• A petition was filed in Balochistan High Court against the Government Balochistan and State departments for their
inefficiency and indifference regarding wide range of human rights violations including the violation of children’s
rights.
• SEHER had amazing results and responses to all of the activities and events they hosted. The 20 Days of Activism
was covered by several different media outlets and appeared on television, radio, and in print. Overall the group
reached 2.5 million people through print media and 63.5 million through electronic media outlets. SEHER reached
not only people living in Pakistan, but also people living in India and Afghanistan via radio.
On 19 November, last event of the 20 Days of Activism, different activities were organized to draw attention on child
abuse:
• A rally. More than 1200 children together with many organizations participated. They carried banners and posters
with messages and chanted slogans and wore the yellow sticker “YES to prevention of child abuse!”. A welcome
committee including Members of Parliament, political and judicial authorities as well as representatives of
associations waited for the rally.
• A seminar with speeches, skits, and songs by children. Members of the welcome committee were invited to speak on
prevention of child abuse.
• A poster gallery with the prize winning posters from the different children centers and jails.
• A banner to be signed “YES to prevention of child abuse!”
For the year 2007, SEHER plans 9 months of Activism on the prevention of child abuse.
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 United Christian Welfare Society - UCWS
P.O. Box 565 Markaz Islamabad, Pakistan
UCWS observed World Day on 19 November through children’s activities, as
well as educational seminars for adults. The children expressed their concern
for the prevention of child abuse through several skits and drama
performances. Young children were given charts and banners to display with
the message, “stop violence against children.” The message was delivered to
over 150 students and they were given leaflets to distribute.
An estimated 600 people received the message. 460 people attended two
different seminars that were offered to adults to educate them on the
importance of child abuse prevention. In addition, special prayer services were
offered on the rights of children. Over 700 people attended these special
services. UCWS strategically placed 4 different banners in some of the most
visible areas of the city. 13,200 people are thought to have seen the banners.
UCWS used very visible methods of distributing the message for the prevention
of child abuse in honor of 19 November 2006.
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
 Gaza Community Mental Health Programme - GCMHP
P.O. Box 1049 Shuhada Street, El-Rimal, Gaza City, Israel
GCMHP observed the World Day by hosting a workshop entitled, “The Role of
School Mediation in Reduction of Violence in Schools.” 40 school counselors,
specialists, and GCMHP professionals attended the workshop. As a result, the
workshop recommended the involvement of children in the preparation and
planning of school mediation projects, the generalization of the school mediation
project to cover all the Gaza Strip schools, involvement of young children in the
project, support of the implemented projects ensuring follow-up, documentation
of successful experiences as well as presentation to the media, and holding
training sessions for counselors. The creation of new ideas, and new ways to
implement them is just one of the ways GCMHP will be able to further prevent
the abuse of children.
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PHILIPPINES
 Child Protection Unit Network - CPU Net
Mezzanine Tropicana hotel, 1630 Guerrero Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines
The country supported the World Day by commencing different activities that
were circulated to various heads of government and government bodies,
including universities.
In recognition of the World Day the President of the Philippines signed
Proclamation No. 1137, declaring October 2006-October 2007 as " Child Abuse
Prevention Year" to raise awareness on child abuse and neglect. The launch
was held on November 6, 2006. The festivities included a symbolic moment to
reflect the prevention of child abuse as white doves were released as well as
song and dance.
On 19 November 2006, CPU Network and the city of Manila held a celebration
in honor of the World Day on the Prevention of Child Abuse. Children, parents,
civil society, police, law and even the church was represented in a special church service highlighting child abuse
prevention during the sermon/homily and the symbolism in the offerings. A shout of "Yes! To the Prevention of Child
abuse" was held followed by the symbol of their country's support in the prevention of child abuse through the many
yellow balloons and white doves that were released.
 Childhope Asia Philippines - CHAP
1210 Peñafrancia Ext., Paco, 1700 Manila, Philippines
On 19 November, CHAP Street Education Program organized a special activity in one of the covered house near its
office. 120 street children as well as street educators and Childhope staff attended the event. Children were given
information about child abuse, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and national laws. Children participated with
songs, dances, and plays.
SRI LANKA
 Christian Children’s Fund - CCF
147 Suvisuddharama Road, Colombo 6, Sri Lanka
CCF works to promote prevention of child abuse, and
observes World Day on 19 November in a number of ways.
The group sponsored several different activities including
hospital wall painting, street dramas, quiz competitions, a
silent march, stage dramas, an arts/handicraft exhibition,
and a radio program. The dramas were written by children
and performed by children with some assistance from the
community. CCF also hosted an awareness program and
distributed posters and leaflets. CCF used a variety of
different programs to involve children in World Day 2006.
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 Govijana Udana Sanvidhanaya
House of Light, Dambulle Road, Melsiripura, Sri Lanka
Govijana Udana Sanvidhanaya gathered many children together to mark World Day 2006 on 19 November. The
organization held three art competitions with the theme of preventing child abuse. The competitions primarily involved
10 villages in which children were extremely affected due to the ongoing conflict. The organization held a child led
protest as well. 527 children participated in the art competitions. The total number of people involved including parents
reached 748. It should be noted, that Sinhala, Muslim, and Tamil children all participated together. Govijana Udana
Sanvidhanaya joined children together in a competition of artistic quality and self-expression.
 Samasevaya
Anuradhapur Road, Talawa, Sri Lanka
In celebration of World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, Samasevaya organized 30 awareness programs for rural
community leaders of prevention of child abuse and the rights of the children. 1,200 community leaders were educated
through these programs. 20 different children’s clubs were established in the rural areas to make children more aware
of their rights and to educate them on prevention and self-defense. These children’s clubs organized 10 Art Exhibitions
that depicted abuse. In addition, 30 radio stations broadcast programs on prevention of child abuse.
The group also organized an awareness program on prevention and defense against child abuse. 100 children
attended from 10 different children’s camps. The children were taken to the open air theatre at the local radio station
and some of them were interviewed about their awareness and strength on prevention of child abuse. The Department
of Probation, the Women and Children Division of the Police, and officials of the Department of Education were all in
attendance for the events.
THAILAND
 Centre for the Protection of Children's Rights Foundation - CPCR
979 Charansanitwong 12 Road, Wat Ta Prah Bangkokyai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
On the occasion of the World Day, CPCR organized a workshop on “The guidelines of Development for Children and
Society”, including discussion and exhibition of CPCR’s activities. Parents, caregivers, NGOs, political authorities and
people in general attended the event.
TURKEY
 International Children’s Center - ICC
Bilkent University, Main Library Building, Ankara, Turkey
ICC marked World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse by directly involving the television media. The organization
appeared on two different television programs including and hour-long feature on Kanal B. The group also put together
an informative poster and brochure that was mailed to various groups to be used in schools or as a leaflet to raise
community awareness. The informative document was also used by local TV, radio, and newspapers to increase
public awareness.
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VIETNAM
 Thao Dan Street Children Programme
451/1 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ward 3, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale, Thao Dan Street Children Programme a
organisé les activités suivantes:
• Un atelier du “Réseau des services sociaux”, réunissant plus de 30
représentants des bureaux, INGO, centres/projets sociaux travaillant avec les
enfants des rues. Mme LE PHONG, représentante de “Ho Chi Minh City
Women’s Charity Association”, a appelé les participants et les services de la
ville à plus de solidarité dans la lutte contre les abus des enfants;
• Une compétition de peinture pour les enfants sur le thème: “Nos rêves, pour un
environnement sain et sauf” à laquelle ont participé 120 enfants des rues;
• Un séminaire sur le thème: “Children & Life Skills” auquel ont participé 60
enfants et 30 travailleurs de la rue.
YEMEN
 Ebhar Foundation for Childhood and Creativeness
P.O. Box 12330, Sana’a, Yemen
The Ebhar Foundation for Childhood and Creativeness developed several different methods of education and selfexpression to prevent child abuse. The group wanted to raise community awareness and involve more people in the
participation of protecting children. The organization created banners and posters warning of child exploitation and
then posted them at the entrance to each neighborhood in Sana’a. The group also supported an exhibition in which
children expressed the importance of the prevention of child abuse. Ebhar Foundation for Childhood and Creativeness
coordinated with 4 schools in the capital to educate children on all forms of violence and risk and how to react in an
appropriate manner. The organization also received a donation of children’s books from a children’s book
manufacturer. The organization projected documentary films on economic exploitation and child labor. The group was
able to send over 1 million short messages via cell phone to raise awareness of the need to protect children. The
organization distributed 200 copies of posters to schools as well. The organization issued press releases to media
outlets to further spread the message of preventing child abuse.
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ARGENTINA
 Asociación Argentina para la Prevención del Abuso y el Abandono Infantil - APAI
Derqui 192 – Mar del Plata (7600 ), Pcia. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Por tercera vez consecutiva, APAI organizó una
Barrileteada.
• Durante los meses de octubre y noviembre, se realizó
la difusión de la Barrileteada a través de la Audición
Radial “Con tal que sea sanito…”, y de pegatinas en
el Hospital Materno Infantil de Mar del Plata, barrios e
instituciones educativas.
• Durante la jornada de la Barrileteada, se registraron
42 niños participantes que recibieron información
sobre los Derechos del Niño previo a la entrega de los
barriletes.
Entre los organizadores se hallaban profesionales
médicos expertos en la problemática del Abuso
Infantil y la Negligencia, profesionales de diversas
disciplinas capacitados en cursos de entrenamiento
en Prevención de Abuso Infantil, y padres que
adhirieron con su esfuerzo y su colaboración. Al final
de la jornada los niños participantes recibieron un
Certificado con su nombre y el compromiso de velar
por el cumplimiento de los Derechos del Niño en
todo el territorio Argentino y en cualquier lugar del
planeta.
 Asociación El Trapito - Defensoría de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes
Olavarria 601, C 1162 ABM, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
El día 19 de noviembre de 2006, la Asociación El Trapito organizó un taller dirigido a jóvenes estudiantes
universitarios que trabajan como voluntarios en la Asociación. El taller tuvo como objetivo concienciarlos de la
gravedad del problema y de los aportes que puede hacer cada individuo para la prevención del abuso infantil.
 Casa de la Mujer Rosario
San Nicolás 281, 2000 Rosario, Argentina
Casa de la Mujer presentó a los jueces de Rosario carpetas con documentación legal y doctrinaria con los siguientes
materiales:
• Una carta firmada por 200 profesionales que trabajan en la temática de violencia y abuso sexual infantil
recorrdándoles que “En el mes de noviembre se conmemoran dos fechas de fundamental importancia para la
Defensa de los Derechos Humano: el 19 de noviembre - Día mundial, nacional, provincial y municipal de Prevención
del Abuso Sexual Infantil; y el 25 de noviembre, Día Internacional por la Eliminación de la Violencia contra las
Mujeres.”
• La ley 12811 - Incorporación al código procesal penal del Tratamiento de los casos de maltrato y abuso sexual
infantil;
• El artículo de Eva Giberti "Abuso contra niños y niñas: un dato político";
• La Convención de Belem Do Para. Aprobada por Ley Nacional Nº 24632 en abril de 1996;
• La Carta Abierta 2006 de la WWSF por la Celebración del 19 de noviembre con estadísticas de la ONU;
Los originales de las firmas fueron presentados a la Corte Suprema de la Provincia de Santa Fe y a los demás
juzgados las fotocopias con el mismo material anteriormente citado.
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 Proyecto de Capacitación en temas de Maltrato y Abuso Sexual Infantil - PROCAPI
La Mimosa 329 B Gral Moscóni, Comodoro Rivadavia Chubut, Argentina
En el marco de la conmemoración del Día Mundial, PROCAPI realizó un ciclo de capacitación en temas de maltrato y
abuso sexual infantil. Participaron periodistas de los dos diarios locales, de radios de la ciudad, de un canal de
televisión, del equipo de Comunicación Institucional de la Municipalidad y las coordinadoras del programa de
Educación y Medios de la Provincia de Chubut. Colaboraron la diputada nacional Eva García y la Secretaría de
Cultura de la Municipalidad. El impacto pudo ser medido por la participación directa de profesionales que trabajan a
diario con información sobre maltrato y abuso y que involucran a niños así como en la proyección comunitaria.
Días más tarde, PROCAPI brindó una capacitación a profesionales y agentes sanitarios de la Zona Sur de la
Provincia de Chubut. Participaron médicos, enfermeros y agentes de distintas localidades que se llevaron
herramientas para la detección y el tratamiento primario de estas situaciones.
 Salud Activa
Avenida Presidente Perón 25140, Merlo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Para la conmemoración del 19 de noviembre, Salud Activa realizó la Jornada Pre-congreso (I Congreso
Iberoamericano, II Congreso Nacional y III Regional para la prevención, detección e intervención en abuso infantil 2007). Esta jornada contó con destacados panelistas. Más de 300 personas estuvieron presentes.
Salud Activa también realizó un seminario destinado al desarrollo de la problemática del abuso infantil. Participaron
agentes involucrados en el abordaje del tema, profesionales de la salud y integrantes del poder judicial.
BRAZIL
 Centro Integrado de Apoio Familiar - CIAF
Rua Giuseppe Agostinho Pavanelli, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
CIAF organized several different events and activities to celebrate Word Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. The group
distributed leaflets in public places such as shopping centers and schools. CIAF also organized lectures and
distributed questionnaires in schools in order to raise awareness. The media was contacted and provided with
information about the World Day and the activities occurring. In addition, CIAF organized a walk for prevention of child
abuse.
 Laboratório de Análise e Prevenção da Violência - LAPREV
Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Via Washington Luiz, Km 235, São Carlos, SP
– 13.565-905, Brazil
On the occasion of the World Day, LAPREV produced a flyer on prevention of child abuse that was
distributed at a booth for one dy in shopping malls. The event was covered by the media (press and
television).
CANADA
 RespectED: Violence and Abuse Prevention, Canadian Red Cross
3400 Lake City Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
RespectED reached out to people through the Internet in a campaign celebrating the World Day for Prevention of
Child Abuse. Caregivers learned how to protect children in an online environment. RespectED reaches an estimated
300,000 Canadians every year. In addition, RespectED is working with both Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone to provide
aide to children.
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 Toronto Child Abuse Centre - TCAC
890 Yonge Street, 11th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TCAC launched a two-month campaign to fight child abuse, beginning in
September and ending with an Open House on the World Day for Prevention
of Child Abuse on 19 November 2006. The Mayor of Toronto, the honorable
David Miller, mandated the campaign. Beginning in September, volunteers
distributed purple ribbons to acknowledge the need for child abuse
prevention to 20,000 fans at a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game at Air
Canada Centre. Prevention messages were also broadcast during
intermissions on a giant screen. TCAC also organized events at two
elementary schools, including a poster contest.
During the month of October, 500 posters, 5,000 bookmarks and 200
invitations to the Open House were distributed. Prevention messages were
displayed on digital media boards in Toronto subways and in prominent
areas of the city where, an estimated 1 million people would have seen them.
Two community colleges organized Go Purple days to show their support.
More than 500 different groups and individuals participated in the campaign.
The Open House was held for children, youth, and families to provide
information about child abuse and prevention.
CHILE
 Asociación Chilena Pro Naciones Unidas - ACHNU
Brown Norte 379, Nuñoa, Santiago, Chile
Con motivo del Día Mundial, ACHNU entregó un informe sobre la situación de la
infancia en Chile, en relación a los avances legislativos de los principales
proyectos de ley sobre maltrato infantil, explotación sexual y comercial, niños en
situación de calle, entre otros. Para ello, en conjunto con la Intendencia de
Santiago, se realizó un acto público en las dependencias de la Intendencia de
Santiago de Chile, donde asistieron importantes medios de comunicación, con el
propósito de dar a conocer el compromiso de las autoridades y de los
organismos de la sociedad civil que trabajan en el ámbito de la infancia para
detener el abuso infantil
Finalmente se hizo entrega de material además del Informe sobre la situación de
la infancia en Chile y algunos datos sobre el abuso infantil en Chile.
En esta actividad participaron importantes autoridades del Gobierno de Chile así como un grupo de niños y niñas de
jardines infantiles (30).
COLOMBIA
 Asociación Afecto contra el maltrato infantil AFECTO
Transversal 4 (antigua Carrera 6) #51 A-01, Barrio Chapinero Alto, Bogotá, Colombia
PREVIOUS AWARD (US$ 1000)
Gracias a la Asociación AFECTO, el Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar ICBF (la entidad de gobierno nacional
encargada de la política de la infancia en Colombia) programó una Teleconferencia, emitida en directo y a nivel
nacional por el Canal Institucional Televisión Abierta, con el tema “¡Ni uno más! Prevención contra el maltrato
infantil”. Estuvieron presentes la Directora General del ICBF, el Representante para Colombia y Venezuela de
UNICEF y expertos en el tema.
La Asociación compartió también la conmemoración del Día Mundial y los resultados de su primer año de estudio en
la escuela con los niños y las niñas de la Escuela de Ballet, danza contemporánea y música Festival Art.
Además, el 21 de noviembre, se realizó en el ICBF la lectura dramática de los textos de un nuevo montaje teatral
llamado LUNA, que trata sobre el maltrato y el abuso sexual infantil.
Otras de las organizaciones aliadas a la coalición en Colombia realizaron actos y actividades a través de sus redes
de contactos con referencia al Día Mundial.
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 Asociación Grupo Opciones
Cra 8 N° 64-61 of 403, Bogotá, Colombia
La Asociación Grupo Opciones, Aculco, la Fundación Antonia Santos y la
Fundación Investigación y Desarrollo Social se unieron durante el año 2006 para
desarrollar el proyecto JUNTOS ES POSIBLE para trabajar por la protección de
la infancia en dos localidades de la ciudad de Bogotá: Usme y Patio Bonito en
Ciudad Kennedy.
A través del proyecto se hizo un trabajo directo con niños y niñas entre los 6 y
los 13 años, de estrato socioeconómico muy bajo. El objetivo fundamental es el
de construir y fortalecer redes sociales protectoras tanto de adultos como de
niños y niñas.
El 19 de noviembre, se realizó en cada uno de los barrios Patio Bonito y Usme,
un evento de celebración:
• Un desfile con pancartas, escudos de autoprotección y globos con mensajes.
Niños y niñas, acompañados de sus padres, madres y miembros del equipo de la Asociación, marcharon por la
calles del barrio e invitaron a la comunidad a unirse a la marcha. Se repartieron folletos sobre prevención y atención
integral a víctimas;
• Una jornada de sensibilización: donde se realizaron actividades lúdicas con todos los participantes al evento. 2000
folletos sobre las instituciones locales que atienden los casos y sobre prevención fueron repartidos. 2000 mensajes
de sensibilización en contra del maltrato infantil y del abuso sexual fueron también repartidos.
 Asociación Periferia
Calle 71 # 28b - 17, Bogotá, Colombia
La Asociación Periferia dictó cuatro talleres sobre la temática de la violencia contra la infancia a 20 niños y niñas de
un colegio de la localidad de Usme, en Bogotá. Como cierre de las actividades desarrolladas, se fijó en lugares
visibles del colegio, parte de los mensajes producidos en los talleres.
 Corporación para el Desarrollo Social - CODES
Carrera 22 Número 19 - 04 Centro, Pasto, Nariño, Colombia
El 19 de noviembre, CODES organizó una pequeña actividad de conmemoración en un hogar infantil comunitario en
la ciudad de Pasto.
 Fundación Creciendo Unidos
Cra. 3A N°8A - 22 Sur, Barrio Villa Javier, Bogotá, Colombia
En el marco del Día mundial, la Fundación desarrolló actividades frente a la firma de la Convención sobre los
derechos del niño. Hizo un fuerte trabajo de divulgación en medios de comunicación, prensa y la comunidad en
general.
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 Fundación Oriéntame
Carrera 17, 33-50, Bogotá, Colombia
La Fundación celebró el Día en dos localidades de
Bogotá (Suba y Bosa) que presentan altos índices
de violencia, abuso y maltrato infantil. En la jornada
de prevención, se logró crear un espacio divertido y
de aprendizaje a través de las dinámicas lúdicoformativas en teatro, música, danza y pintura. El
objetivo principal fue incentivar a los padres en la
práctica de formas de crianza no violentas. La
actividad consistió en el diseño e implementación de
un recorrido de siete estaciones, que promovían el
vínculo afectivo entre padres e hijos:  Estación de
abrazo-terapia  Estación de reflexión sobre los efectos negativos del castigo físico  Estación Show de títeres para
hacer énfasis en las etapas de desarrollo de los niñ@s, dando prioridad a la primera infancia  Estación de la
expresión de sentimientos  Estación de la Creación para que los padres reconozcan la importancia del juego y del
tiempo compartido con sus hijos  Representación teatral sobre la prevención de la violencia intrafamiliar y el abuso
sexual  Estación dónde los padres hicieron un reconocimiento de las prácticas violentas de crianza vigentes en su
hogar y plantearon un compromiso para cambiar. El cierre de la actividad consistió en que los padres hicieron un
juramento público de no agresión a sus hijos e hijas y recibieron un carné de Padre Calidad Certificada. Se
contó con la participación de 370 personas entre niñ@s, jóvenes y adultos en cada localidad. Además, la actividad
estuvo respaldada por instituciones como la Policía Comunitaria y el Instituto de Recreación y Deporte. La Fundación
también celebró el Día Mundial en el corregimiento de la Loma de Calenturas con un pasacalle y carpas con las
temas siguientes: las consecuencias negativas del maltrato y abuso en los niños, los derechos de los niños y la
responsabilidad de los adultos frente a su protección y defensa, y la vacunación simbólica de los adultos para que no
maltraten y de los niños para que se protejan.
 Observatorio sobre Infancia de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Carrera 50 N° 27-70 BQ 5 y 6, Unidad Camilo Torres, CES OF 605, Bogotá, Colombia
Selected to receive the 2007 additional award - Prize for prevention of child abuse (US$ 500)
El equipo del Observatorio decidió implementar actividades académicas y de sensibilización con la comunidad
universitaria (12-21 de noviembre), con el fin de socializar el conocimiento con el que cuenta el país en torno al tema
del abuso infantil:
• 15 de noviembre: Participación en el programa radial la Nacional Cultural (un programa que se emite a través de la
emisora radial de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia). Integrantes del equipo del observatorio platicaron en torno
a la situación del abuso de los niños en el país y de la situación de los derechos en general y invitaron a la
comunidad a participar en las actividades preparadas en el marco del Día mundial. Se estima que el programa lo
escucharon aproximadamente 800’000 personas residentes en la ciudad de Bogotá.
• 16 de noviembre: Foro Debate actualidad del abuso sexual infantil en Colombia, con la participación de personajes
del ámbito académico y político que han trabajado el tema de la infancia y el abuso sexual infantil. El evento contó
con la asistencia de más de 300 personas (profesores de colegios, estudiantes, profesionales, representantes de
grupos de base, entre otros) y permitió dar a conocer las iniciativas de ley en torno al endurecimiento de penas para
los abusadores infantiles y hacer pública una investigación sobre la manera como las instituciones están atendiendo
a las víctimas de delitos sexuales en Bogotá.
• 17 de noviembre: Acto cultural de sensibilización contra el abuso sexual infantil llevado a cabo en la plaza central
por donde transita un volumen importante de gente perteneciente a la comunidad académica (profesores,
estudiantes y personal administrativo de la universidad). Se contó con el apoyo de artistas quienes realizaron
presentaciones en torno a la prevención del abuso infantil y la promoción de los derechos de los niños y se
desplazaron por todo el campus con pancartas alusivas al Día Mundial. El Observatorio imprimió 2000 volantes
conmemorativas a este Día.
• 21 de noviembre: Presentación de las investigaciones “Contribuciones al estudio mundial sobre la violencia contra la
niñez: tres investigaciones colombianas”. Durante esta actividad se realizó la presentación de las investigaciones: 
Abuso sexual infantil y explotación sexual infantil: las voces de los niños y niñas  Formación de multiplicadores
para la promoción de la crianza positiva y la eliminación de los castigos corporales  Parámetros para el
cubrimiento periodístico del abuso sexual infantil y la explotación sexual infantil. Asistieron más de 150 personas
quienes tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer los resultados de los tres estudios implementados en el marco del
estudio mundial de la violencia contra la niñez.
• 12 al21 de noviembre: Acciones de difusión. Las actividades descritas anteriormente estuvieron acompañadas por
una fuerte campaña de difusión a través de boletines de prensa enviados a los medios de comunicación, mensajes
masivos de correo electrónico y posters colgados en las carteles de diferentes instituciones. El quipo periodístico de
la universidad realizó dos notas periodísticas sobre el Día y las difundió a través de su pagina web.
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 Red para la Prevención del Explotación Sexual Comercial Infantil
Calle 12 # 7 -55 Cartago, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
El Día Mundial fue celebrado en Cartago en dos instancias:
• Una campaña denominada “Cinco minutos de silencio” por los niños, niñas y adolescentes víctimas de abuso
sexual. Sonaron por cinco minutos las campanas de las iglesias en señal de emergencia y las personas detuvieron
sus actividades por el mismo tiempo saliendo a las calles.
• Una capacitación por expertos colombianos en el tema, sobre el modelo de atención psicológico, médico y social de
las víctimas: Elaboración, difusión y lanzamiento de la ruta y protocolo de atención a niños, niñas y adolescentes
víctimas de explotación sexual comercial; elaboración y una pauta radial enfocada a la difusión de la problemática y
la denuncia de casos.
La Red también elaboró una pegatina y un plegable para el 19 de noviembre
GUATEMALA
 Asociación Centro Ecuménico de Integración Pastoral - CEIPA
8ª calle 19-33 zona 3, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala C., Guatemala
Los objetivos del CEIPA fueron los de dar a conocer a la población de Quetzaltenango el problema del abuso contra
la niñez y la adolescencia por medios de las siguientes actividades:
• Sensibilización de niñ@s y adolescentes en cada centro de atención de CEIPA, con respeto al problema del abuso
en y fuera de las familias y la importancia de denunciar el problema;
• Organización de una caminata en las principales avenidas de la ciudad. Afiches, calcomanías, lazas y mensajes con
respecto al tema fueron colocados en comercios, automóviles y árboles;
• Promoción de la actividad del Día Mundial a través de los medios de comunicación;
• Invitación a instituciones y medios de comunicación para que se unan a la denuncia del problema del abuso;
• Realización de un seminario taller con los operadores de justicia sobre el problema del abuso infantil en Guatemala.
 Centro de Estudios y Apoyo al Desarrollo Local - CEADEL
1ra Av. 4-76, zona 4, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
CEADEL desarrolló las siguientes actividades del 1 al 30 de noviembre:
• Grabación y transmisión de cuñas radiales sobre maltrato infantil y explotación laboral. Fueron transmitidas en 5
radios comunitarias durante un mes.
• Elaboración y distribución de más de 2’000 volantes sobre las violaciones cometidas hacia los niños (maltrato
infantil, abuso y acoso sexual).
• Transmisión de un programa radial sobre trabajo infantil y explotación laboral y uno sobre derechos laborales de los
y las trabajadoras adolescentes.
Además, CEADEL inició una investigación sobre el trabajo infantil, realizó talleres sobre el trabajo y maltrato infantil y
sobre la importancia de la educación dirigida a trabajadoras menores de edad de varias empresas.
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HAITI
 Centre Haitien pour la Défense des Droits de l’Enfant - CHADDE
23 Route Sans Fil, Port au Prince, Haiti
Le 19 novembre, CHADDE a organisé une grande manifestation culturelle, une conférence de presse ainsi qu’une
séance de formation pour les délégués du centre.
MEXICO
 Colectivo Ollin
Hidalgo 789, Zona Centro, C.P. 44100, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
El
Colectivo
Ollin
celebró el Día Mundial
con una serie de
actividades formativas
y públicas durante el
año que culminaron en
noviembre 2006.
 Sistema par el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia del Estado de Nuevo León - DIF NL
Ave. Morones Prieto N° 600 Ote. Col Independancia, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
En el marco del Día Mundial, DIF NL organizó un encuentro sobre el tema “Todos tenemos derecho a una vida sin
violencia”.
PERU
 Asociación de Defensa de la Vida - ADEVI
Pasaje Francisco Brenner No. 291, Jesús María, Lima 11, Peru
ADEVI realizó un Festival por el Día Mundial para la Prevención del Abuso contra los Niños cuyo objetivo fue
sensibilizar a la población de las comunidades de Nievería, Paraíso y alrededores sobre la problemática del Maltrato
infantil y promover el buen trato con la participación de organizaciones sociales, Instituciones Educativas, autoridades
e instituciones públicas y privadas. Organizó las siguientes actividades:
• Marcha por la comunidad: 6 Instituciones Educativas marcharon desde sus locales institucionales hasta el campo
deportivo de Paraíso. Participaron docentes, directores y 740 niñas y niños;
• Mural “Como promovemos el buen trato para niños y niñas”: Niños, niñas, docentes, directores, madres, padres, etc.
en tarjetas de cartulina expresaban sus reflexiones y recomendaciones para promover una cultura de prevención y
de buen trato para los niños y niñas;
• Campaña de Salud: Se atendió gratuitamente a más 800 personas, de ellos 476 fueron menores de edad;
• Concurso de Canto Por la Paz y el Buen Trato: Participaron 23 niños/as menores de 14 años, con canciones
propias o de otro autor;
• Concurso de Dibujo Familiar: participaron 24 familias (55 personas);
• Participación del Grupo de Teatro "Cirqueando Pro- Derechos": hizo una presentación para los niños y niñas usando
zancos, payasos, títeres, etc. y llamando a la reflexión sobre los derechos de los niños y niñas (salud, educación,
nutrición, buen trato y no al trabajo infantil)
• Presentación de la danza de la selva y de un Huaylas por parte de los/as niños y niñas que participan en los
programas educativos que ADEVI implementa en la zona.
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 Asociación Promoción y Desarrollo de la Mujer - PRODEMU
Pasaje los Pinos 195, Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru
PRODEMU realizó campañas radiales y una marcha de sensibilización.
 FOROSALUD UCAYALI
Pasaje Forest Forest N° 179, Yarinacocha, Ucayali, Peru
El FOROSALUD realizó actividades relacionadas a la promoción y difusión del Día a nivel de las instituciones que
conforman el Foro.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 American Psychological Association - APA
C/o office of International affairs, 750 First Street NE, Washington DC 20002, USA
To mark the Day, APA had a fact sheet and materials on its violence prevention page. It promoted the World Day
through its violence prevention initiative ACT Against Violence web site, it encouraged other agencies to mark the day
on their web pages and encouraged the APA violence program (ACT program) sites to hold local events related to
prevention of child abuse.
 End Physical Punishment of Children - EPOCH USA
155 W Main Street 1603, Columbus, Ohio, USA
To celebrate the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, EPOCH organized an announcement and distributed
material at a statewide network meeting on child abuse.
 International Child Abuse Network Inc - Yes ICAN
7657 Winnetka Avenue, PMB # 155, Canoga Park, California 91306-2677, USA
AWARD 2005
To mark the Day, Yes ICAN organized a Children’s Art Exhibit with 105 participants.
 International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - ISPCAN
245 W. Roosevelt Road, Building 6, Suite 39, West Chicago, Illinois, USA
To promote awareness of the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, ISPCAN communicated information to their
partners worldwide. The group has partnerships in 23 countries, and has email contacts with 1,800 groups in over 170
countries. The organization also promoted the World Day on their website.
 Jacob Wetterling Foundation - JWF
2314 University Avenue W Suite 14, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
In observance of the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, JWF organized a community gathering. Information
about the agency was distributed to the group, and stories were told about some of the families JWF works with.
Some legislators and the media attended the event.
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 Kristi House
1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida, USA
Kristi House delivered cookies to government officials to remind them of the World Day and the importance of the
prevention of child abuse. The organization delivered home baked cookies with a special note about the World Day to
the Mayors of Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami as well as the City and County commissioners. The
organization posted information about the day on their website and also observed a moment of silence in their office.
 P.A.R.E.N.T. International
P.O. Box 134, Capron, USA
On 19 November, NSA*’s web site was launched and announced its services to the surrounding rural communities as
a federally recognized non-profit organization. Packages of materials were prepared and sent to area family court
judges, social services and domestic violence prevention programs and law enforcement.
*NSA, National Secured Access, is a supervised visitation center that provides a safe and family friendly environment
for families that have experienced family violence. It provides services to all families in need of a safe place for childparent visitation and reunification
 Pastoral Response Assistance Team Inc.
9 Kinsman Place, Natick, Massachusetts
In celebration of 19 November 2006, Pastoral Response Assistance Team distributed educational materials to parents
and professionals.
 Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse
PO Box 127, Glenn Dale, Maryland
Stop the Silence observed World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse by participating in a meeting about Child Sexual
Abuse. The organization made a presentation during the meeting. The group also displayed and disseminated WWSF
posters.
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EUROPE
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ALBANIA
 Albanian Helsinki Committee - AHC
Rr. Gjin Bue Shpata, PII. 5/1 Ap.4, Tirana, Albania
In observance of the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, AHC, along with the Children’s Human Rights Center,
the Albanian Children’s Alliance, SOS Children’s Village, Diakonia Agapes, and the Albanian Roma Union, organized
several events throughout Albania to raise awareness. Three different seminars were held for high school and eightyear students in different districts. The purpose of the seminars was to inform and sensitize youth on their rights. AHC
also donated publications on children’s rights to schools throughout the area.
ARMENIA
 Zartonk-89 NGO
Sebastia 104, Yerevan 0032, Armenia
On the occasion of the World Day, children themselves organized special activities with
the aim of sharing examples of child abuse with other children. They invited teachers,
parents, representatives of local authorities and a Deputy of the National Assembly. The
event included a performance, games and drawings on the theme “No to all types of child
abuse”.
BELARUS
 Smorgon Information Centre on Children and Human Rights Education - SICCHRE
Kutuzova Street 19, Smorgon, Belarus
In 2006, SICCHRE celebrated the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse by reaching out to both children and their
parents. Children were given the opportunity to express themselves vocally and experience in practicing their rights.
Parents were given information about children’s rights as well as how to prevent child abuse and neglect.
BELGIUM
 BZN Atlas
Julius de Geyterstraat 57, Antwerp, Belgium
BZN Atlas received a great deal of attention for their World Day celebration. Princess Mathilde was present for the
celebration, and as a result, the organization received more media attention. To celebrate the World Day, two artists
and other volunteers, built a huge nest for
children to play in. The nest is symbolic of a
safe and warm environment that every child
needs to grow. The event held was about
creating a qualitative security plan for child
victims of domestic violence. Following the
event, the nest was given to the city of Antwerp
and is currently in the Zoological Garden of
Antwerp.
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CROATIA
 MiRTa
Kraj Sv. Marije 1/III, Split, Croatia
MiRTa joined together with Split Municipality and four elementary schools to celebrate the
World Day 2006. The organization distributed 1,500 copies of MiRTa’s brochures in schools.
The brochure is a coloring book designed by a 10 year-old girl, and is on the topic of domestic
violence and child abuse and neglect. MiRTa also organized a drawing workshop for children.
The topic of the workshop was “Children’s Rights - Children’s Messages to Adults.” The
drawings were put on bulletin boards throughout the school. MiRTa also organized an Exhibit
of the drawings in the entrance hall of the Split Municipality building. The opening of the
exhibition was announced through the state and local media on television, radio, and in the
news.
ESTONIA
 Caritas Estonia
Pikk street 19-50, 51009 Tartu, Estonia
To mark the World Day, Caritas Estonia organized various activities:
• A seminar on child abuse including a workshop as well as a discussion;
• A lighting of candles activity, in the memory of victims of child abuse, including distribution of 150 flyers;
• An article on child abuse in the Tartu local Newspaper “Linnaleht”;
• An interview on the national radio about the World Day and the activities carried out on that occasion;
• A Gallup on child abuse in Estonia in youth magazine “SPUNK!”;
• A drawing competition for children on the theme “Children are our present day and our future” in a children’s
magazine.
• Publication of information on the World Day on Caritas Estonia’s Website.
FRANCE
 Accueil, Prévention, Soutien aux enfants Cambodgiens et Chinois - APSEC
113 rue Duhesme, 75018 Paris, France
Le 19 novembre, APSEC a organisé, en partenariat avec la chaîne Buddhachanel (Web-TV), une journée Portes
Ouvertes dans ses studios. A cette occasion un spectacle de Slam “Entre cris de douleur et chants d’espoir” a été
organisé et des films sur des actions réalisées pour venir en aide aux enfants du monde ont été projetés.
 Compagnons de Cœur - ONG
BP 275, 75624, Paris Cedex 13, France
L’ONG Compagnons de Coeur a organisé plusieurs activités en guise de commémoration de la Journée mondiale:
• L’exposition des posters de la WWSF, visitée par une centaine de personnes;
• La production et la distribution de 350 tracts;
• Une mini conférence-débat à laquelle ont participé 52 personnes.
 International Children Welfare-Collectif des Mères
65, Boulevard Kellermann, 75013, Paris
ICW- Collectif des Mères a appelé les plus hautes instances françaises et la société civile à se mobiliser pour
l’émergence d’une culture de prévention des maltraitances et de promotion des notions de responsabilité, de dignité et
de respect des droits de l’enfant. Rendez-vous a été donné au métro St Germain des Prés, à Paris.
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GERMANY
 ECPAT Deutschland e.V.
C/o Kindernothilfe e.V., Düsseldorfer Landstr. 180, D 47249 Duisburg, Germany
To mark the World Day, ECPAT Germany gave a short statement to the press.
ITALY
 Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau - AIFO
Via Borslli 4, Bologne, Italy
AIFO organized a campaign to not only raise awareness for the World Day for
Prevention of Child Abuse, but also to fundraise for a project in Brazil. The group
organized a handicrafts market. AIFO volunteers made the goods that were sold at
the market and the profits were sent to a project for vulnerable children in Villa
Esperança, Brazil. The organization informed the public through the international
poster and by speaking with media representatives. Churches spoke about the
World Day and explained AIFO’s activities to support children throughout the world.
In addition, the group distributed pamphlets and information sheets presenting data
about the living situations of children worldwide. One AIFO member presented
information about child abuse and the World Day at a local event, informing the
public on the importance of prevention.
GREECE
 The Smile of the Child
16 Stournari Street, Athens, Greece
To celebrate the World Day 2006, The Smile of the Child organization launched
a campaign extending from 2 November 2006 into April 2007. Beginning in
November, The Smile of the Child organization was formally invited to meet with
the President of the Greek Democracy, Mr. C. Papoulias. The President
congratulated the organization for its success and encouraged them to continue
in their work.
Later in the month, the School of Graphic Design organized an exhibit displaying
students’ artwork that was inspired by the public services for abused and
neglected children, provided by The Smile of the Child. The organization also ran
a very effective media campaign. The group ran ads in the newspapers as well
as commercials on television and the radio. In addition, as part of raising awareness, The Smile of the Child
organization helped publicize the short film, “The Dollhouse,” the story of a young girl that mimics her own abuse on
her doll.
The Smile of the Child group organized a four-day training seminar for the Greek National Police. With assistance
from the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well as American and Belgian law enforcement
experts, the organization helped train police in investigative techniques needed to locate missing children. The
AMBER alert program debuted in November as well, and with the assistance of the police, The Smile of the Child
group was able to locate every missing child reported to them. The group also launched a website on missing children.
The Smile of the Child was able to open a community home to provide shelter to vulnerable children on a full-time
basis.
To raise public awareness the organization invited the public to a theatrical performance of “Children of the Wolf,” a
John Peacock play on neglected children. In December the group held a bazaar featuring crafts made by children. The
event helped raise money for the organization as well as educate people on the importance of child abuse prevention.
The Smile of the Child held a telethon fundraiser as well. Immediately after Christmas, The Smile of the Child
organization had a radio marathon on “John Greek” that featured several celebrities, all to raise awareness of child
abuse. The organization raised public awareness by working with the Ministry of Transportation. The Smile of the
Child was given a two-tier bus that traveled throughout the country. The bus featured arts and crafts for sale, but also
acted as an opportunity for the public to meet representatives of the organization.
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MACEDONIA
 Centre for Human Rights - AMOS
Skoevska 114, Bitola, Macedonia
In honor of the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse 2006, AMOS organized the “National Training Course on
Human Rights Education with Young People - Building Local Capacities.” The training course was held from 14-19
November. On 19 November, the organization had a special seminar on children’s rights, violation, and protection.
The group discussed the prevention of child abuse in the working and living environment as well as responsibilities as
individuals. People that attended the seminar wore the yellow ribbon for prevention of child abuse. The Mayor of
Bitola, Mr. Vladimir Taleski as well as Ms. Benda Gallagher, a representative of OSCE, attended the event, which was
covered by the local media.
The organization was able to collect some donations in the form of money, toys and other things for children. After the
training session AMOS took the donated items to the Institute for Children without Parents.
PORTUGAL
 Association of Women Against Violence - AMCV
78 AI. D. Afonso Henriques, Esq.1, Lisbon, Portugal
AMCV celebrated the World Day 2006 by creating a commercial that was aired on both television and radio
throughout the country. The commercial addressed World Day and reiterated the responsibility adults have to protect
children and to promote a safe and harmonious environment for them. The organization also forwarded information
about the World Day to all of their partners.
ROMANIA
 National Society for Child Abuse and Neglect - SN-CAN
Str. Ion Inculet, Nr. 5, Bl. 27, Sc. B, Ap. 7, Timisoara, Romania
SN-CAN organized several different events to celebrate the World Day 2006. The organization had a four-day
celebration beginning on 17 November. They began by organizing a drawing competition involving school children
with the topic, “We have to stop the violence towards children.” On 18 November, SN-CAN held a barbecue in
Bucharest for the Institution for Abandoned Children. They participated in games, songs, and sports competitions. A
workshop was also organized in Bucharest for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. Dr. Kari Killen led
the training session and afterwards, television crews interviewed Dr. Killen along with children and the participants.
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 Save the Children Romania
3 Intrarea Stefan Furtuna, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Save the Children Romania, along with the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Society, organized a public debate on
violence against children in honor of World Day 2006. The debate was broadcast live and was followed by a stage
play created and performed entirely by children. In total, 131 children, 15 Save the Children volunteers, and 26
representatives from the public and political sphere attended the event. Sections of the debate were broadcast in other
programs and an estimated 450,000 people heard the clips. Local branches of Save the Children also participated,
organizing press conferences, street campaigns, round tables and public debates, stage plays, workshops, and
creativity contests. 285 teachers, 255 parents, 91 school counselors and teachers, 6,443 children, 286 volunteers, 17
media representatives, 19 personalities of the public life, and 214 experts took part in the day’s activities.
RUSSIA
 EveryChild - Sverdlovsk
P.O. Box 368 Ekaterinburg, Russia
EveryChild marked the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse by organizing interactive meetings with children. The
meetings were held at the Centres for Social Assistance and at schools. Social workers spoke with children about the
Convention on the Rights of the Child, child rights, and prevention of child abuse.
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
 Belgrade Support to Exploited Children and Youth – BEOSUPPORT
Street Dr. Dragoslava Popovica 11a/7, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
BEOSUPPORT involved high school children in Belgrade in observance of the World Day for Prevention of Child
Abuse 2006. The organization created and distributed educational leaflets for the prevention of sexual abuse against
children and youth. The organization raised awareness of the potential dangers of sexual exploitation and abuse as
well as discrimination against children with HIV. Peer educators spoke with their classmates and distributed
information in Serbian schools. BEOSUPPORT lobbied schools to continue informing students on the issue of child
abuse as well as encouraging them to be peer educators.
SWITZERLAND
 Unions Chrétiennes Suisses / CEVI SCHWEIZ
Petit-Bois 7, 2068 Hauterive, Switzerland
Bien qu’inscrite comme membre de soutien et non comme membre actif, l’organisation a publié durant une semaine
sur son site Internet des informations relatives à la Journée ainsi qu’à la campagne d’autocollants de la WWSF “OUI à
la prévention des abus envers les enfants!”.
UNITED KINGDOM
 Central Scotland Rape and Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre - CSRC&SAC
1 Glebe Avenue, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
In celebration of the World Day 2006, CSRC&SAC organized a Balloon Walk around their local university lake. Adults,
young people, and children were asked to join in the walk. Participants held yellow balloons to promote the cause.
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 Children 1ST
83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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In observance of the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, Children 1 sent a brief paper to members of the
Scottish Parliament regarding child abuse. The organization also contacted local media to mention the day in its
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broadcasts. Children 1 used this day to highlight the lack of services in Scotland to help victims of child abuse.
 Churches’ Network for Non-Violence - CNNV
6 Sylvia Avenue, Hatch End Pinner, Middlesex HA5 4QE, United Kingdom
CNNV held a special religious service in observance of World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. The group organized
an ecumenical service dedicated to children and non-violence. The organization also launched the Coventry Charter,
a charter for children and non-violence that was also distributed on 19 November to celebrate World Day.
 Plan International
Chobham House, Christchurch Way, Woking, Surrey GU21 6JG, UK
A lot of activities took place around the world across Plan on the World Day and on other days. Many national offices
organized events on prevention of child abuse.
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OCEANIA
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AUSTRALIA
 National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - NAPCAN
PO Box K241, Haymarket New South Wales, Australia
For the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, NAPCAN hosted a series of national seminars entitled, “Promoting
Wellbeing: A Change Strategy for Communities.” The seminars were held throughout the country and educated many
people on the importance of protection and prevention.
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