Project profile — Protecting the Rights of Conflict-Affected and Vulnerable Children and Youth



Overview 

CA-3-A034477001
$13,210,898
Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2010-03-23 - 2015-06-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Colombia (100.00%)

Sector 

• Basic life skills for youth and adults:
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (25.00%)
Early childhood education (11240) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Human rights (15160) (15.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Multi-sector aid for basic social services (16050) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of government and non-government actors to safeguard and promote the rights of conflict-affected and vulnerable children and youth in Colombia, focusing on the Tumaco and Cartagena regions. In Tumaco, the project addresses the rights of children and youth to survival, development, participation, and protection. It provides training and support to government and non-government actors and builds their capacities in the following areas: (i) prenatal and post-natal services, reproductive health, and water and sanitation services; (ii) civil registration, early childhood development, and quality primary education; (iii) the participation of children and youth in decision-making as actors of change in the prevention of violence; (iv) awareness and prevention of, and protection from, abuse and exploitation of children and youth. In Cartagena, the project focuses on the right of children and youth to protection. It provides training and support to government and non-government actors and builds their capacities in preventing the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth and in protecting and rehabilitating children and youth.

Expected results 

Expected results for this project include: better access to prenatal and post-natal services, reproductive health, and water and sanitation services; better access for children to civil registration, early childhood development, and quality primary education; enhanced participation of children and youth in decision-making as actors of change in the prevention of violence; enhanced awareness and prevention of, and protection from, abuse and exploitation of children and youth.

Results achieved 

Results as of March 2016 include: 11,676 adolescents and youth improved their sexual health and nutrition practices; through training, 88 civil servants were able to provide better attention and support to girl and boy victims of commercial sexual exploitation in the city of Cartagena; 55 schools implemented an improved teaching approach that includes a gender, ethnicity and diversity focus that responds to the local context of the municipality of Tumaco. More than 6,400 children, adolescents and adults have received training or were sensitized on issues related to child rights and protection, making progress toward the goal of children and adolescents living in a violence-free environment where their rights are respected. For example, more than 250 civil servants have been trained on national legislation on child rights and how to protect vulnerable internally displaced children and youth. Also, more than 100 girls and boys, victims of commercial sexual exploitation, received rehabilitation services.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
02-12-2015 Disbursement $650,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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