Activities

Introduction

Safety and Justice for Children

Social Inclusion and Child Rights Monitoring

 

Introduction

UNICEF OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN AREA 
2017-2021 MULTI-COUNTRY PROGRAMME 

FOR EVERY CARIBBEAN CHILD 

We are here For Every Child, but our focus is on the most vulnerable girls and boys who need the extra attention and support. While supporting our governments and other partners to look out for all Eastern Caribbean children, we focus on those at risk of violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination. This includes children who have dropped out of school, in conflict with the law, living in poverty and neglect, children affected by migration, indigenous children and children with disabilities.  

A VISION FOR THE CARIBBEAN CHILD 

The Eastern Caribbean Multi Country Programme works closely with 12 countries and territories1 in the Eastern Caribbean Area to help governments fulfil their commitments to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child so that every child can grow and develop to reach his or her  full potential. 

A strong focus on the most disadvantaged boys and girls in all the countries we cover is at the heart of the Eastern Caribbean Multi Country Programme.  

FOCUS AREAS                                 

LIFELONG LEARNING 
SAFETY AND JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN 
SOCIAL PROTECTION AND CHILD RIGHTS 
 
THE RESULTS BY 2021 

LIFELONG LEARNING 

We work with all governments and partners to ensure that by 2021 all girls and boys, especially the most disadvantaged, have every opportunity to improve their education and developmental outcomes and access equitable and inclusive learning environments across the life cycle, including in emergencies.  
This is achieved through: equitable and inclusive early childhood services especially for the most vulnerable girls and boys; promotion of positive learning and inclusive environments for all children and adolescents; and strengthening institutional capacity for planning, monitoring and disaster risk reduction, including the impact of climate change on children. 

SAFETY AND JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN 

All our efforts go towards ensuring that by 2021, national legislation is implemented to prevent, mitigate and address violence and other childhood abuses and the justice, education, public health, security and other sectors observe children’s rights to this protection.  

This is done through: capacity development for national justice and systems that enable the prevention and treatment of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect; fostering political commitment to legislation and budgets for strengthening interventions that prevent and respond to violence, abuse, exploitation; and capacity of adults and children to foster positive practices and norms to protect children from violence and abuse.   

SOCIAL INCLUSION AND CHILD RIGHTS MONITORING 

Our aim is that by 2021, national systems and policies are effectively addressing multiple deprivations affecting the most vulnerable boys and girls across the lifecycle, and building their resilience, through adequately funded social investments and rights-based quality social policies, and based on disaggregated data on children.  

Through facilitating south-south exchanges and technical support, the programme supports efforts in strengthening national governments’ capacities to develop and deliver inclusive and equitable child focused social protection systems supported by national development planning to reduce social vulnerabilities and strengthen the resilience against food, fuel, financial, environmental crises and other shocks and protect children from all forms of poverty and social exclusion. 

 As we focus on these areas, attention is being placed on strengthening data systems and the monitoring of child rights.  Disaster risk reduction, including addressing the impacts of climate change on children, is also a part of what we do. Furthermore, we promote gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women.  

 

 

 

 

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