A Boy from Kisan Village - South Zone School - World Vision JWG
Child Protection & Advocacy
Empowering Children, Strengthening Systems

85%

of adolescents report experiencing either physical or psychological violence in the past 12 months

900,000+

children benefiting from revised School Violence Reduction Policy

26%

reduction in mothers who believe in physical punishment (from 93% to 67%)
Jordan Valley AP Launch - World Vision JWG 3
Child Protection & Advocacy

Child Protection & Advocacy

In partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social Development, we implement a holistic child protection and advocacy programme across all areas where we work in the West Bank. The programme uses a ‘systems approach’ to strengthen the protective environment around children as well as strengthen the capacities of children themselves. Interventions focus on improving governmental policies and accountability, improving social services, catalysing behaviour and attitude change, and strengthening child resilience.

Specifically, our Child Protection and Advocacy programming in the West Bank includes:

Building the skills and changing attitudes of caregivers, including faith and church leaders, for positive parenting. While our baseline shows that 82% of parents believe punishment is necessary to bring up a child and while 92.5% of parents report using physical punishment or psychological aggression in the past 12 months, 61% of parents demonstrate increased knowledge of positive discipline and other rights of children after participating in World Vision workshops.

Actively engaging children and adolescents to develop their life skills and involve them in initiatives that'end violence’ and promote social accountability on child protection issues.

Empowering different community members, including children, adolescents, and key duty bearers, to advocate for improved referral and response mechanisms and services in the West Bank to respond to issues of child abuse as well as to advocate for improved national level policies and regulations to tackle violence and strengthen the overall child protection system for all boys and girls.

Partnering with the Ministry of Social Development to improve the child protection system with the focus on child protection networks.

Working with other national partners to end violence in and around schools through a global, “It Takes a World” campaign focused locally on ending violence in and around schools.