A Week of activities on the “World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse”

With the support by of UNICEF and Medical Aid for Palestinians, Within the project of strengthening Community-Based Child Protection Gender Based Violence Intervention and Psycho-social Support in Palestinian Camps and Gatherings in Lebanon  and  the Right-to-Play “TAALOM” Project, Association Najdeh revived  the “World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse ” over a week of November within its psychosocial centers and kindergartens in Beddawi, Nahr el Bared, Barr Elias, Baalbek, Saad Nayel, Ain Al-Helweh, Burj al-Barajneh, Rachidia, El-Buss and Shatila, through several activities that embodied the rejection of exploitation and violence and raising awareness of children about concepts of exploitation, abuse, violence, child protection procedures and rights..

Psycho-social centers in coordination with KGs conducted several activities; short film displays, handicrafts, educational activities, dialogue sessions about children’s rights, parents’ meetings, puppet theaters at UNRWA and local NGOs, marches for children in the camps holding posters from their own words about rejection of Exploitation, also raising awareness workshops, and murals.

Centers conducted final ceremonies, where short films about rights and protecting children from exploitation were displayed, children’s handicrafts and paintings through the week, musical, dancing and theatre plays by children, in the presence of parents, children and representatives from the local NGOs working in the camps.

Child protection networks in the camps with the support of Asmae – Association Sœur Emmanuelle organized activities and sessions within the Kid Power series, which focused on self-confidence, self-expression and opinion, as well as the protection of children from harassment.