Safeguarding Week workshop for children and young people in Mauritania
Safeguarding Awareness Week 2020

World Vision organises children's workshop in El Mina

To mark our annual Safeguarding Awareness Week this year, World Vision organised a workshop on safeguarding and child protection for 28 members of children's clubs, along with their educators. The objective was to share a code of conduct adapted to children with the participants in order to help them understand the rules that employees and any person affiliated to World Vision in Mauritania must respect with regard to children.

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Protecting children in Mauritania from COVID-19

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Mauritania through hand-washing

World Vision is concerned about the impact that the COVID-19 health crisis will have on the poorest and most vulnerable, and the risk it poses to already stretched basic social services and other pre-existing challenges. We are determined to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on vulnerable children and families. Proper hand-washing can reduce the spread of COVID-19 within communities.

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CDCs & Children's Learning in Mauritania

How community development centers are empowering lives in Mauritania

If area development programmes are the modus operandi of World Vision, Community Development Centers (CDCs) are the most trustworthy approach for community-based programs implemented in Mauritania. CDCs were born out of the initial idea of facilitating the monitoring of children in 1999 and have over the years become a real place for development and integration within communities. 

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Child participation in campaigns to end violence

In 2018, more than 65 children and youth clubs, such as the one attended by 18-year-old Houda were trained on the protection of children within World Vision's operation areas across Mauritania. Click below to hear about Houda's experience and what we're doing to campaign for an end to child marriage.

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Using Art to Defend Children's Rights

Photographer Amy Sow shares her work highlighting childhood as part of the fight against child marriage in Mauritania. 

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Poor rainfall, traditional agricultural techniques and customs coupled with a lack of understanding about the importance of birth registration, put millions of children at risk every day.

Our teams are working with communities to address the roots of vulnerability and injustice. We do this every day by monitoring the health and well-being of children to stop malnutrition before it starts, by educating parents on proper feeding techniques and equipping parents to be able to provide for the needs of their families. We are also partnering with schools and the Ministry of Education to ensure all children can access quality educational opportunities.

Finally, we are also working with faith leaders and the Ministry of Family and Social Affairs in a joint campaign to stop child marriage.

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Floods, harsh conditions threaten refugee children

After heavy rains and floods in the region of Hodh Ech Chargui in mid September 2018, Residents and refugee populations of Bassikounou and Mbera camp have suffered unprecedented human and material losses.

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Serving and contributing to life in all its fullness for every child in Mauritania. 

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