Child Protection

Protecting children and women from exploitation


Protecting children and women from exploitation

© UNICEF Myanmar/2004/Noorani

Today in Myanmar there is an evolving recognition that additional measures are needed to better ensure that orphaned, institutionalized and homeless children are properly cared for and protected from harm, to better protect children and women from trafficking and various forms of exploitation, and to better address the needs of displaced children and their families.

UNICEF works to protect children and women from exploitation, abuse and neglect by:

  • Raising awareness among community members and community-based organizations about means of preventing abuse, exploitation, trafficking and neglect;

  • Providing education, vocational training and recreation activities for vulnerable children and youth, including street children and working children;

  • Providing technical assistance to further improve the juvenile justice system and protect children in conflict with the law pursuant to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international standards;

  • Strengthening communities’ and institutional caregivers’ capacity to assist children deprived of parental care; and

  • Working with partners and communities to facilitate the return, protection and reintegration of displaced, trafficked and exploited children and women.



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