Child protection

UNICEF works with partners around the world to promote policies and expand access to services that protect all children.

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UNICEF Mongolia

The challenges

Violence against children remains high with 47 per cent of children aged 1-14 having experienced violent discipline. Children’s growing access to internet increases risks of exposure to cyber-bullying, emotional and sexual abuse, grooming and exploitation. There is an absence of a comprehensive child protection system that effectively prevents and responds to violence, exploitation and abuse directed at children. Harmful social norms and practices still exist.

UNICEF actions

UNICEF and its partners are working to:

  • Strengthen capacity for budgeting, monitoring and tracking to ensure that child protection services are adequately financed.
  • Support capacity development of social welfare and justice sectors at both national and sub-national levels. 
  • Develop information management systems that will help prevent and process cases of violence, exploitation and abuse.
  • Ensure continuum of child protection services are in place.

Major results achieved

  • Provided support in development and approval of Law on Child protection and Law on Combating Domestic Violence including cost analysis required for implementation of the law.
  • Provided technical assistance to the National Child Helpline to ensure that appropriate response, referral mechanisms, and casework are in place to follow-up on the calls at national, sub-national and community levels.  
  • Supported to raise awareness on online child protection and implement

Resources

These resources represent just a small selection of materials related to the Child Protection Programme of UNICEF Mongolia and its partners. The list is regularly updated to include the latest information.

Stories

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Video

Ever Innocent Child (English) (Mongolian) - 

Even Innocent Child