Improved and equitable prevention of and response to exploitation of and violence against children in targeted provinces.
2 / 5
2 out of 5 girls marry or enter into a conjugal relationship before the age of 18, making Madagascar one of the countries with one of the highest child marriage rates in the world.
1 in 2
Nearly 1 child in 2, aged 5-17, is involved in child labor (47%); - It affects boys (50%) much more than girls (44%), children in both rural (51%) and urban areas (32%), and children from poor families (57%).
9 / 10
9 out of 10 children suffer from violent discipline in the form of physical punishment or psychological abuse.
Tolerance of violence and exploitation within families, reporting rates are low and prosecution of perpetrators of violence against children inadequate, as is the prevention of violence, and provision of care and treatment for victims.
Child protection system strengthening
Legal and policy framework, protection mechanisms, coordination (National Child Protection Committee, child protection networks at decentralised level, minimum package of services, integrated support centres for child victims of sexual violence (called “Centres Vonjy”), data collection, justice for children , birth registration.
Reduction of violence against children
Prevention through community awareness raising and reinforcement of knowledge, capacity and resilience of children in their communities and in their schools, reporting mechanisms, support services for victims.
Reduction of exploitation of children
Collaboration with tourism industry, actions to protect children against online abuse and exploitation, child labour
Ending child marriage
Development and implementation of National Strategy against child marriage.
Child protection in emergencies
Sub-cluster child protection, contingency plans, preparation and response (child friendly spaces, capacity development, CASH+)