Author Archives: Evelyn Namvua

Child protection symposium report available

The report of the Child Protection in Peace Support Operations symposium held on 13 October 2016 is now available here: Symposium report The symposium was an opportunity to discuss child protection issues, learn from each other, and build and strengthen … Continue reading

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Enhancing collaboration in the complexity of conflict: child protection symposium

On 13 October 2016, Save the Children through the project Strengthening Child Protection in African Union Peace Support Operations (PSO) in East and West Africa and the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) organized a Child Protection in Peace Support Operations … Continue reading

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Enhancing child protection capacity through peace support operations training

On 29 Aug – 09 Sept 2016 I attended a Child Protection Course that was funded by the Government of Denmark at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) in Karen, Nairobi. At a time when children continue to bear … Continue reading

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Guidelines on effective re-integration of children and their families

The guidelines developed by the inter-agency group on children’s reintegration 2016 provide a framework for anyone seeking to ensure family care for children. ‘Children outside of family care face significant disadvantages; they may experience developmental impairments and lasting psychological harm, … Continue reading

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Eastern African Standby Force integrated mission planning course provide child protection accountability opportunities in peace building

Save the children has for the past three years worked towards harmonizing approaches and standardizing child protection training in Peace Support Operations (PSO), through partnerships with Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) and Training Centres Excellence. The Eastern African Standby Force … Continue reading

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African Union Commission Conducts the Civilians’ Foundation Course

Over the last three years, Save the Children has been collaborating with the African Union Peace Support Operations Division (AUPSO) and the Regional Standby Forces specifically focusing on strengthening child rights and child protection in peace support operations. This has … Continue reading

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Born with a bright and positive start, facing a gloomy future: We must promote equity

‘An infant deprived of post-natal care may not survive her first days. ‘A child deprived of immunization or safe water may not live to see his fifth birthday, or may live a life of diminished health. ‘A child deprived of … Continue reading

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Day of the African child: Protecting children’s rights in conflicts and crisis in Africa

‘With forty per cent of Africans aged 14 or younger, Africa is officially the fastest growing continent in the world.  Sadly, it is also the most conflict-prone region with three out of 10 African children living in fragile, conflict-affected regions … Continue reading

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The Secretary General report reveals increasing severity of the grave violations committed in 2015

    The children and armed conflict report of the Secretary General covering the period from January to December 2015 was submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2225 (2015). The report outlines Recent global trends regarding the impact of armed … Continue reading

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Save the Children’s child protection training aired on Uganda’s TV station

Watch this 2 minutes videos on the child protection training of trainers held on 25 April – 6 May 2016 in Jinja Uganda. The training aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skills of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) on … Continue reading

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