Project region: Central and Kara in Togo
Period of implementation:
September 2017 to August 2020.
The project was concluded with very good results.
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Local Partner: CREUSET-Togo
This project fosters the access to fundamental rights for children who have been neglected, violated, abused, exploited or are particularly vulnerable. These children receive access to legal counseling and support as well as other basic social services (medical, psychological, pedagogical etc.). They are supported in their family and school or professional reintegration. Special attention is paid to protecting and rehabilitating children accused of witchcraft as well as on fighting transnational child trafficking.
According to statistics in Togo’s prosperity and employment strategy, 93% of the children aged 2 to 14 experience a violent education and particularly girls often experience sexual violence. 57% of the children in Togo do hazardous works. Since 2013, more than 1,800 children have been entrusted to CREUSET for immediate care and counseling. More than half of these children had been victims of criminal offences, such as (sexual) violence, exploitation and ill-treatment. A lack of competent state and civil society services for accompanying children in need, with violent and traumatic experiences as well as a wrong understanding of children’s rights and extrajudicial settlements that often result in decisions in favor of the adult offender, disturb the development and life chances of these children.
1,200 children in situations of distress, particularly children affected by or at risk of violence, child trafficking, exploitation and/or harmful traditional practices, have access to medical, juridical and psychosocial assistance and are supported with their reintegration.
To this end, 2,150 state agents acquire the necessary knowledge and know-how to successfully implement children’s rights. They know best practices in child protection and apply these in collaboration with other stakeholders.
Additionally, 665 representatives of civil society, media and communities are strengthened in their capacities to contribute to an effective protection and promotion of children’s rights.
The local partner (CREUSET) is able to carry out activities of child protection autonomously and independently. He will become less dependent from international funding and can adequately respond to more complex accountancy requirements of local and international financial partners.
With directly affected children
With state representatives
With civil society representatives
To strengthen the local partner for his actions in favor of children’s rights
Total project costs: € 641,300
Cover picture: Children in the protection center of CREUSET find a protective environment to play, learn and overcome their often traumatic experiences. © Horst Buchmann
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