UNICEF in action
UNICEF is working with the Government of Malaysia to ensure a “protective environment” for all children free from violence, abuse and exploitation.
Our 2008-2010 program is focused on establishing an effective social and legal protection system through:
1. advocacy for child protection rights;
2. technical assistance and capacity enhancement;
3. applicable research and analysis;
4. public information and dissemination.
The program is designed to assist policy makers and partners to:
§ Better understand the situation and extent of child injury and contributing risk factors;
§ Initiate preventive measures against child injuries, abuse and neglect, sexual exploitation and trafficking of children, including awareness raising at local level, and education and training opportunities for children and young people at-risk;
§ Develop and strengthen comprehensive monitoring and reporting systems for child abuse and sexual exploitation at national/state/district levels;
§ Facilitate effective partnerships with Government, NGOs, faith-based organisations, universities and research institutions, the media and the private sector to strengthen the protective environment for children in Malaysia; and,
§ Design and test program models which if successful could be replicated nationwide.