Project title: Prevention of sexual violence and abuse in the department Ouémé in Benin
department of Ouémé: Bonou, Adjohoun, Dangbo, Aguégués, Akpro-Missérété and Porto-Novo
Duration: January 1, 2014 - April 30, 2017
Local partner: CIPCRE-Benin
The project has been concluded. A new project with CIPCRE-Benin is being elaborated.
In order to fight sexual violence and exploitation, including child prostitution, early and forced marriage as well as child trafficking, CIPCRE and Kinderrechte Afrika e. V. initiated a project for the creation of an environment that respects children’s rights and prevents sexual violence in the department of Ouémé. After 2.5 years, there was an important progress regarding the fight of this phenomenon.
Nevertheless, there were still many aspects, which threatened the sustainability of these achievements and further promoted sexual violence on children. For example, the perpetrators rarely received criminal punishment and the support for victims was inadequate.
The project aims at improving the protection of children in and outside of schools as well as at establishing adequate support structures for victims. Children, particularly girls, shall further be enabled to protect themselves from possible offences. Their protection shall be enhanced by politicians and civil societies, who actively engage in child protection.
Project costs: 545,688 €
Cover photo: Students of secondary schools in Benin set up a sign showing that they will not tolerate sexual abuse and violence at their school. KiRA and CIPCRE initiated the introduction of a code of conduct in many schools in the region of Ouémé. The Ministry of Education has now adopted a law to make a code of conduct mandatory for all educational institutions in Benin.
© Elisabeth Munsch
No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Art. 37 UN-CRC.
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