Child Protection

Child Protection

 

Child Protection

© UNICEF Iraq/Arar/2010

UNICEF supports the Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, Human Rights and Justice to develop child protection legislation and systems that protect Iraqi children’s rights, including:

 

  • Develop and implement a National Child Protection Policy and Child Rights law;
  • Strengthening the Government’s juvenile justice system to ensure that children coming into contact with the law are protected throughout the justice process, including the provision of reintegration services, introduction of restorative justice and reactivation of the Juvenile Care Council;
  • Implementation of a national Mine Risk Education strategy, including mine risk education to hundreds of thousands of people in mine-affected communities;Implementing a monitoring and reporting mechanism on grave child rights violations, including: killing or maiming of children; recruitment and use of children by armed forces and groups; attacks on schools and hospitals; rape or other sexual violence; abduction of children; and denial of humanitarian access.

 

 
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