Child protection situation analysis in Sierra Leone

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Other titlesDraft situation analysis on child protection in Sierra Leone, March 2006.
StatementUNICEF and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children"s Affairs, Sierra Leone.
ContributionsUNICEF., Sierra Leone. Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children"s Affairs.
LC ClassificationsHV801.S52 C5 2006
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p. :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23555078M
LC Control Number2009286528

The Sierra Leone Civil War (–) was a civil war in Sierra Leone that began on 23 March when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Joseph Momoh government. The resulting civil war lasted 11 years, enveloped the country. Sierra Leone is a constitutional democracy in Western Africa, which borders the North Atlantic Ocean, Liberia and Guinea. Its political process is largely based on the multi-party system of Britain. Save the Children International is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number and a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number   Sierra Leone has taken steps forward since the end of the war, from rebuilding destroyed schools to closing the gender gap in primary school enrollment (Statistics Sierra Leone a). However, serious barriers to education remain, especially for those who have missed a number of years of school, as did the former child soldiers in our study.

2 2 ANNEXES Annex 1 - Donors Areas of Support Annex 2 - References Annex 3 - Map of Sierra Leone LIST OF TABLES Table 1 - Primary School Enrolment Trends Table 2 - Student Enrolment in Tertiary Institutions Table 3 - Trends in Maternal Mortality Table 4 - Percentage Distribution of Women in Political and Leadership Positions, and. self-worth and little hope for the future. The situation facing child miners puts the Government of Sierra Leone in direct violation of its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child to ensure an environment that fosters self-respect and dignity of the child. Depriving Child Miners of . Other factors contributing to adolescent pregnancy. Approximately 90% of births to girls aged in developing countries occur within early marriage where there is often an imbalance of power, no access to contraception and pressure on girls to prove their fertility.. Factors such as parental income and the extent of a girl’s education also contribute.   Sierra Leone has been a source of and destination for refugees. Sierra Leone’s civil war internally displaced as many as 2 million people, or almost half the population, and forced almost another half million to seek refuge in neighboring countries (, Sierra .

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier () is a memoir written by Ishmael Beah, an author from Sierra book is a firsthand account of Beah's time as a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone (s). Beah was 12 years old when he fled his village after it was attacked by rebels, and he wandered the war-filled country until brainwashed by an army unit that forced him.   A study conducted in one district of Sierra Leone revealed that the number of recorded deaths was times higher than the equivalent period the year before with 42% of deaths occurring in children aged.   Definition: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Acidification - the lowering of soil and water pH due to acid precipitation and deposition usually through precipitation; this process disrupts ecosystem nutrient flows and may kill freshwater fish and plants dependent on more neutral or.   Even though the rescue operation targeted the West Side Boys, not the RUF, commentary speaks of its “major impact on the situation in Sierra Leone.” To William Fowler, author of the eponymous book, Barras “was a political act an exercise in nation-building.”.

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Sierra Leone, to inform its situation analysis and next wave of country programme planning in It was modified and expanded to respond to a demand for a broad overview of gender issues in Sierra Leone.

It focuses primarily on social data, and is not intended to be an analysis. Violence. Child labour. Trafficking. Sexual exploitation. Female genital mutilation/cutting. Child marriage. Millions of children worldwide experience the worst kinds of rights violations.

Millions more children, not yet victims, are inadequately protected against them. UNICEF uses the term ‘child protection’ to refer to prevention and response to violence, exploitation and abuse of. InSierra Leone made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.

President Bio and Vice President Jalloh together with officials from ministries, departments, and agencies, donated 3 months of their salaries to eliminate school fees for more than 2 million students in primary and secondary education.

RE-ADVERTISED- Chief Child Protection, PFT, Sierra Leone Country Office, Freetown, Post # design and updating of the situation analysis to ensure that current and comprehensive. Child labour. Child marriage. Child protection and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Child recruitment by armed forces or armed groups.

Child trafficking. Children without parental care. Children with disabilities. Family separation in emergencies. Female genital mutilation/cutting. Gender based violence in emergencies.

Justice. From toSierra Leone suffered a brutal war in which children were key actors (Denov,McKay and Mazurana,Wessells, ). To address the child protection issues during and after the war, diverse NGOs formed and trained CWCs nationwide.

protection, rehabilitation, and community reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Methodology Three groups of participants were identified and recruited as research participants: a) children formerly involved in armed conflict; b) parents/guardians of many of these children; and c) institutional stakeholders.

The Girl Child Sierra Leone’sThirdgenerationof Poverty GenderPillar the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) has enacted various laws to ensure the protection and promotion of the rights of women and children, such as the Anti-Human Trafficking Act (), the Sierra Leone Citizenship Amendment Act ( the activities are implemented, as we embark on a journey to drastically reduce maternal and child mortality and improve health outcomes.

Honourable Dr Abu Bakarr Fofanah Minister of Health and Sanitation Freetown, Sierra Leone Decem –), the Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s Health, with seven objectives. Yes, children can be registered within the first 60 days upon arrival if the parents are Sierra Leonean.

Parents should also show intent to settle in Sierra Leone. (Births and Deaths Registration Act, ) Requirements or fees specific to children whose parents are. The report examines three affected countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea – to analyse the degree to which the response was successful in addressing the scale and unique nature of the child protection situation that arose due to the epidemic.

Sarah Barnett and colleagues describe how an educational project was rapidly adapted into a radio education programme after the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone In MaySierra Leone reported its first case of Ebola in Kailahun, a remote, marginalised, and impoverished district bordering Liberia.1 The district had one of the highest concentrations of Ebola infections during this.

Sierra Leone is prone to recurring natural disasters, particularly flooding, landslides and mudslides as a result of high levels of precipitation, occurring on a yearly basis.

The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) has made disaster preparedness and risk management one of its top priorities. Sierra Leone’s recent history puts children in a very precarious situation.

Poverty is endemic. According to the Human Development Index, Sierra Leone is ranked out of countries listed. An analysis of the key indicators shows that children and women suffer the most.

The project is currently supporting a National Child Labour Survey (which is the first in Sierra Leone) in order to get a clearer picture of the CL situation in the country. Data. Acts of Congress mandate the annual submission of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally recognized civil and political rights, including those set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as worker rights. Projects Situation Analysis Social Protection. CHILD POVERTY IN LESOTHO.

Sierra Leone: Ebola Sectoral Cost Assessment. Projects Social Protection. Guinea: Child Poverty Study. Swaziland: Multidimensional Child Poverty Analysis. Poverty Research Projects. Thailand: Monitoring SDG and SDG Around million Sierra Leoneans are estimated to lack sufficient nutritious food to live a healthy life withof them being severely food insecure according to the September Food Security Monitoring System c malnutrition is widespread, with the prevalence of stunting at percent, above the World Health Organisation ‘high’ threshold (>30 percent).

- Sierra Leone declares a state of emergency to tackle the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa which persists intokilling more. The Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit (AHTCPU) has raised a red flag over the alarming and sudden spike in online human trafficking, recruitment and exploitation of children in.

Analysis - When faced with complex problems that require coordination and collaboration, government departments almost instinctively retreat to their silos and predetermined responses. As a result. Save the Children believes every child deserves a future.

Since our founding over years ago, we’ve changed the lives of over 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

Sierra Leone co-sponsored the and UN General Assembly resolutions on child, early and forced marriage, and the Human Rights Council resolution on child, early and forced marriage. InSierra Leone signed a joint statement at the Human Rights Council calling for a resolution on child. Get this from a library.

Protection or punishment?: a comparative analysis of child soldiers in Germany and Sierra Leone. [Marlee Kaitlyn Jordan; Alfredo Schulte-Bockholt; Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.). Department of Sociology and Criminology.]. CRIN is a global children's rights advocacy network.

Children's rights to live, learn and grow are violated daily by toxic substances – especially in the air, water, soil, and consumer products. The Sierra Leone provides information in the future. Provides essential insights into the current legal issues, readers with expert analysis of legal, economic and policy developments with the world's leading lawyers.

3 Business protection and restrictive covenants 4 Discrimination protection. Nevertheless, with the signing of the Abuja agreements in November and Maymost of Sierra Leone's former child soldiers began a long journey of return to their families and communities.

Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) refers to the process by which soldiers are returned to civilian life as conflicts end.

Sierra Leone held general elections on March 7, to elect a new President, Members of Parliament and Local Councils in the fourth cycle of elections since the civil war in The opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) candidate, Rtd.

Brig. Julius Maada Bio won by percentage points and for the first time a winning party. The Sierra Leone army: proposals on military reform in an environment of democratic pluralism. Freetown. Draft National Security Policy Paper for Sierra Leone Dumbuya, A R Parliament and the sustainability of durable peace and democracy in Sierra Leone.

Paper presented at a national workshop, Freetown. Engaging Sierra Leone (Report. Dr Eleni Athinodorou. Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September As parents and guardians begin the most financially challenging month of the year in readiness for their children to either start or go back to school, public entitlements such as education for all (to which all children belong as citizens) have yet to reach the foundational and most important stage of education, that of early.

Despite recent civil conflict, Sierra Leone has significantly reduced its maternal mortality rate. Teenage pregnancy continues to be an issue, however, accounting for a high portion of maternal deaths. Active in the country sinceUNFPA supports ongoing improvements in sexual and reproductive health services, through midwifery programmes, better emergency obstetric and newborn care, and.This page offers a Directory of Organizations working on children’s care issues around the world, at a local, national, regional, and/or global level.

The Directory is provided to encourage information sharing and communication between actors working in this sector. This book is a "must read" for anyone interested in the complex situation of child soldiers. The book is engaging and compelling, bringing forth the voices and experiences of hundreads of child soldiers from around the world, including Angola, Sierra Leone, Colombia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and s: 8.