T B S F

Inspiring Lives and Changing Stories

Our Mission: Food, Education, Medicine

Child protection

Why child protection is important:

 

Children experience violence in many forms, including physical and emotional abuse, sexual abuse and exploitation, and neglect or deliberate deprivation. Growing up with violence, and the threat of violence can lead to life-long physical, emotional, and mental health problems.

Therefore, children must be safe and protected from all forms of abuse,

As a result, children and young people are exposed to new threats, such as loss of or separation from their families, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and recruitment into armed groups. Furthermore, existing harmful practices, such as child labour and child marriage, can be exacerbated. Often, several of these threats are experienced at the same time.

TBSF works with children, their families, communities, and local authorities to prevent and respond to violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation with urgent, life-saving actions. Our programmes ensure the protection needs of children and young people are met, with particular attention paid to the unique risks faced by adolescent girls.

Child Protection.

Disasters, conflicts, and other humanitarian crises can inflict severe harm on children and young people, causing immediate physical and emotional distress along with potential long-term psychological scars. Supportive and protective systems, including families, communities, and essential services, are frequently undermined or disrupted as a result.

Our Child Protection activities are strengthening measures to prevent and respond to violence, neglect, exploitation and abuse of children

Addressing exploitation and violence.

In situations of food insecurity, children and their families may resort to child labor or child marriage as a means of coping. Additionally, children who are not enrolled in school are more susceptible to exploitation, including involvement in armed groups. Our efforts are dedicated to eradicating the most egregious forms of child labor, such as trafficking, sexual exploitation, and hazardous work, by collaborating across various sectors. Furthermore, we focus on supporting adolescent girls who face heightened risks due to their vulnerability, including gender-based violence, and the lack of necessary resources and knowledge to access life-saving assistance. Addressing the issue of child marriage, particularly exacerbated in humanitarian crises, is also a priority, as we strive to prevent and respond to this harmful practice.