16 April 2024

Country guide: Helplines for violent situations against children and adolescents

UNICEF is calling for efforts to identify all situations of violence against children. It is necessary to become aware of the situation and recognize cases of violence and break the cycle of violence trapping millions of children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean. Children and adolescents who experience violence are more likely…, Bandera Argentina Argentina, Línea telefónica de los chicos (Children's telephone line) Contact: Telephone line 102. This free and confidential telephone service for children and adolescents offers listening, support and guidance. It also conducts interventions, jointly with other government agencies, in situations of rights violations.  Web  , Bandera de Belice Belize, Domestic violence helpline Contact: 0800 292 96 88 (0800 A WAY OUT)  Web, Bandera Bolivia Bolivia, La línea de emergencia a la violencia (Emergency violence hotline) Contact: Dial the free telephone line 156 that provides assistance to victims of violence, including children and adolescents.  Web, Bandera de Brasil Brazil, Red de asistencia y protección social (Social assistance and protection network) Contact: Telephone line 100 Web TECA Contact: +55 21 2589 5656 123Alô! Contact: 0800 0 123 123, Bandera Chile Chile, Fonoinfancia Contact: Toll-free phone line: 800 200 818 Telephone: 800 116 111 WhatsApp: +56 9 3082 2187 Web, Bandera Colombia Colombia, ICBF Colombia (Colombian Institute of Family Welfare) Contact: Telephone line 141, phone line 106 in Bogota Web   TeGuio Colombia (sexual violence) Contact: Helpline number 018005190690 or text messages to WhatsApp 314 821 0435 Web  , Bandera Costa Rica Costa Rica, Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (National Children's Trust)  Contact: Line 1147, Bandera Cuba Cuba, Policía Nacional Revolucionaria (National Revolutionary Police - PNR) Contact: PNR 106/Attorney General's Office: 802 12345 Centro de Protección a Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes (Centre for the Protection of Children and Adolescents) Contact: La Habana: 72125419 Villa Clara: 42207124 Santiago de Cuba: 22692552 Consejería del Centro A+ espacios…, Bandera República Dominicana Dominican Republic, Línea de ayuda familiar (Family helpline) Contact: 809-636-3507 WhatsApp: 849-258-4479 Web   YouTube, Bandera Ecuador Ecuador, Servicio Integrado de Seguridad ECU 911 (Integrated Security Service) Emergencies of all kinds, including reports of violence. Contact: 911 Web   Ministerio de la Mujer y Derechos Humanos (Ministry of Women and Human Rights) Care centres (violet centres) and shelters for women victims of violence. Web   Juntas Cantonales de Protección de Derechos…, Bandera El Salvador El Salvador, Consejo Nacional de la Primera Infancia, Niñez y Adolescencia (National Council for Early Childhood and Adolescence) Contact: 119 helpline, available 24 hours a day Web Juntas de Protección de Niñez y Adolescencia (Childhood and Adolescence Protection Boards) Web  , Bandera de Granada Grenada, Sweet Water Foundation Child Helpline Contact: 473-800-4444 WhatsApp: 473-537-STOP (7867), Bandera de Jamaica Jamaica, Safe Spot A confiential and secure 24-hour helpline for children and adolescents.  Contact: 888-SAFE-SPOT (888-723-3776) WhatsApp: 876-439-5199 Instagram and Snapshat: @safespotja, Bandera México Mexico, Línea de emergencias (Emergency line) Contact: 9-1-1, Bandera de Nicaragua Nicaragua, Ministerio de la Familia (Family Ministry) Contact: Line 133, Bandera Panamá Panama, Centro de atención ciudadana (Citizen Help Centre) Contact: Phone line 311  Sección de atención primaria del Ministerio Público (Primary Care Section of the Public Ministry's Office) Contact: 520-1047/1053 Secretaría Nacional de Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia (National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and the Family) Contact: 6378-3466, Bandera Paraguay Paraguay, Fono Ayuda Contact: Line 147 Web, Flag of Suriname Suriname, Línea de ayuda para niños, niñas y adolescentes (Helpline for children and adolescents) The helpline is available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: 123 toll free phone line WhatsApp +597 850-7038. , Bandera de Trinidad y Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, ChildLine Trinidad and Tobago Contact: 131 y 800-4321, Bandera Uruguay Uruguay, Instituto del niño y adolescente de Uruguay (Uruguayan Institute for Children and Adolescents) Contact: Blue line 0800 5050 Web   Asesoramiento mujeres víctimas de violencia (Counselling for women victims of violence) Contact: 0800 4141 Cell phone: *4141, Bandera de Venezuela Venezuela, Ministerio Público (Public Ministry) Deals with cases of violence against children, adolescents and women Contact: 0800 FISCA 00 (08003472200) Web    
13 January 2024

Strategies to end violence against children

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16 December 2023

Strategic partnerships for stronger results and greater reach

logos-spotlight-initiative Advertising and Social Behaviour Change Communications (SBCC) are key approaches to drive social and behavioral change to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG). Pervasive gender stereotypes persist throughout society and demand comprehensive cross-sectoral interventions to align gender norms more closely with…, Resources, arrow icon A review of advertising in the Caribbean and its links to gender equality, gender norms, and violence against women and girls, and summary, UNICEF and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media , with the support of the Spotlight Initiative Caribbean Programme, conducted a systematic content analysis of 600 advertisements from television and digital media in four Caribbean countries (Barbados, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago) aired between 2019 and 2021. This analysis…, arrow icon Gender Inclusivity in Advertising in the Caribbean, Call to action for Advertisers/Marketers Call to action for policymakers Call to action for Marketers from Private Sector Companies PCI Media has crafted concise 5-page documents summarizing the outcomes of the Caribbean Advertising Review. These reports underscore the persistence of harmful gender norms in television and digital media…, arrow icon Infographic: Representation and Stereotypes in Caribbean Advertising, The infographic illustrates how advertisements perpetuate harmful gender norms. It serves as a call to action directed at advertisers, marketers, policymakers, and private sector companies, urging them to harness the immense potential of advertising to reshape societal norms and behaviors, advancing gender equality and actively contributing to the…, arrow icon Marketing and Gender Engagement Plan for Advertisers, Private Sector Companies and Policymakers, The Marketing & Gender Engagement Plan serves as a strategic roadmap designed to foster collaboration with advertisers, private sector entities, and policymakers, aiming to garner their commitment to gender-sensitive, responsive, and inclusive advertising practices in the Caribbean region. The overall objective of this engagement plan is to…, arrow icon Social Behavioural Change Communications Package, the #PlayYourPart Campaign, The overarching goal of #PlayYourPart is to strive for a society where all women and girls, especially those who are most vulnerable, can lead lives free from the scourge of violence. Recognizing the multifaceted nature of this issue, the campaign acknowledges that there is no singular solution to such a complex problem. Instead, the approach…, Exploring the pathways: The Spotlight regional programme process, Below are specific highlights from the Spotlight Caribbean Newsletter related to: The #PlayYourPart campaign Gender and Advertising initiatives
15 December 2023


Logos Spotlight Initiative These resources are awaiting approval of the CARICOM Education COHSOD in Q1 of 2024. Stay tuned for their publication on this page immediately after such approval is granted UNICEF and the Human Resource Development Programme at the CARICOM Secretariat joined forces to enhance regional education standards, preventing and…, Resources, arrow icon Essential services for education sector response to response to violence against women and girls (VAWG) and violence against children (VAC) in the Caribbean: Core elements and quality guidelines, These guidelines are part of the Essential Services Package (ESP) in the Caribbean, which works to provide all women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) with greater access to a set of essential quality and coordinated multi-sectoral services.  These standards provide guidance for the design, implementation and review of…, arrow icon Whole of education approach to prevent and response to VAWG and VAC: Core elements and quality guidelines and summary, The persistent problem of gender-based violence (GBV) in contemporary Caribbean societies is mainly due to deep-rooted patriarchal structures that play a major role in perpetuating violence against women and girls (VAWG) and violence against children (VAC).  Manifestations of family violence and corporal punishment also frequently overlap in the…, arrow icon Caribbean guidelines for the education sector on VAWG and VAC: An Overview of the documents, The Spotlight Caribbean Regional Programme supported the development of guidelines for the education sector to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG) and violence against children (VAC).  The key guidance documents produced to bolster efforts in and through the education sector are: 1. Essential services for education…, arrow icon Checklist – Implementation process considerations for essential services in the education sector, This Checklist is meant to aid the development of an action plan for the implementation of the Education Essential Services and identify areas of coordination between key stakeholders focused on essential services for the education sector. It provides general guidance and is not an exhaustive list., arrow icon Service quality assessment tool, The purpose of the service quality assessment exercise is to assess the quality of existing response services within a school and to help continuous service quality improvement using a selected set of standards., arrow icon Guidance document for various stakeholders, This guideline is oriented to each of the key stakeholders at the local level (parents, students aged 5-11 years, students aged 12-18 years, early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers, school principals and leaders, community members and religious leaders). Its content refers to the strategies for the Whole of Education Approach and…, arrow icon Promising interventions promoting prevention and response to VAWG/VAC for the education sector in the Caribbean Region, This guideline provides a reference list of interventions that were identified during the development of the strategies for the Whole of Education Approach and the Essential Service Package to address violence against women and girls and violence against children (VAWG/VAC) in the education sector., arrow icon Education-VAWG-VAC facilitators’ guide for workshops with stakeholders, The purpose of this guide is to enable education officials, practitioners, and staff to design and deliver a training or information session on the guidelines and tools that are part of this package. The guide presents an agenda for a one-day training/information session, a PowerPoint presentation and sample scenarios which can be adapted based on…, arrow icon Education-VAWG-VAC animated PowerPoint, The objective of this PowerPoint presentation is  to develop an understanding of education prevention and response strategies to address violence against women and girls (VAWG)/violence against children (VAC), outlined in the Whole of Education Approach (WOEA) and Essential Services Package (ESP) Education guidelines; to improve clarity about the…, arrow icon Education-VAWG-VAC definition cards, Eight cards to better understand terms related to gender-based violence., arrow icon Education-VAWG-VAC interactive PDFs for schools (education staff), This set is composed of three PDFs related to the definitions, principles and services, part of the Essential Services for the education sector., arrow icon Education-VAWG-VAC posters for schools (community, parents, teachers, students), This set of posters includes four posters aimed at the general public, teachers, students and parents., arrow icon Education-VAW-VAC social media cards (community, parents, teachers, students), These banners for social media are four, aimed at the general public, teachers, students and parents., Exploring the pathways: The Spotlight regional programme process, Below are some specific news related to the Caribbean education standards, the Essential Services Package Community of Practice, and Essential Services Package. ESP CoP launch. Video on the launch of the Caribbean Essential Services Package Community of Practice (ESP CoP), in May 2022 in Trinidad and Tobago, where the education sector was…
15 December 2023

Spotlight Initiative Caribbean Regional Programme

logos-spotlight-initiative UNICEF is one of the implementing United Nations agencies of the  Spotlight Initiative Caribbean Regional Programme , along with UNFPA, UN Women and UNDP. Funded by the European Union from 2019 to 2023, the Spotlight Initiative worked with governments and civil society organizations to prevent domestic and family…, Challenge, Every Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state has dedicated domestic violence legislation and laws that advance child protection. Many have drafted national plans and strategies to address gender-based violence (GBV), in which ending family or domestic violence is prioritized. While these laws have improved some women’s access to justice,…, Resources, Within the Spotlight Initiative Regional Programme, UNICEF worked with all the CARICOM member states and associate members’ key stakeholders to assess the situation of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and violence against children (VAC), identify strengths, promising practices as well as gaps, support regional dialogues and share knowledge…, Solutions, Under the Spotlight Initiative , UNICEF contributed to six national programmes in Belize , Grenada , Guyana , Haiti , Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago and a regional programme for all CARICOM member states and associate members.  At the regional level, UNICEF LACRO partnered with regional entities such as the CARICOM-Secretariat, the Organisation…