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Burkina Faso - Strengthening community child protection networks

Project leader

Croix-Rouge Monégasque, Section Humanitaire Internationale

Location Burkina Faso
Dates 01/04/2018 30/04/2019
Intervention Area Access to decent work
Funding 32 000,00 €

Context

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, as reflected in its very weak economy and low level of human development. It had an estimated population of over 18 million in 2016, 45.5% of whom were children under the age of 14.

Burkina Faso faces the same realities as other countries in sub-Saharan Africa with regard to the worst forms of child labour and trafficking. According to the national survey on child labour undertaken in 2006 by National Institute of Statistics and Demography (NISD) in association with the International Labour Office, 41.1% of Burkinabe children are economically active, i.e. nearly 1.6 million children. Child workers are found in all sectors of activity; 79.5% of girls aged 5 to 17 are in domestic work. 92.23% of child domestic workers have migrated to a region other than their region of origin.

This project covers Sustainable Development Goals No 2 "Zero hunger"  No. 3 "Good health and well-being" and no 8 "Decent work and economic growth".

Project owner 

Monegasque Red Cross, International Humanitarian Section.

Overall objective 

Help improve the living conditions of children and in particular young girls (who are at risk of early migration or are in work) in Burkina Faso.

Specific objectives 

  • Strengthen the community system for child protection, especially for girls at risk or in a more undesirable type of work in the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, as well as in the province of Poni
  • Improve the quality of advice and support for children and young girls who are victims of violence in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso

Beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries:

  • 266 workshop participants
  • 500 children and young girls at risk or working in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso, who will attend the reception and advice centre
  • 146 members of community child protection networks

 

Indirect beneficiaries:

  • 1,000 girls at risk or working in the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso who will be supported by community child protection network
  • 2,500 children (girls and boys) in the 6 villages targeted for intervention in the province of Poni
  • 5,000 community members from the three areas of intervention of the JFAF project

Anticipated outcomes

  • Institutional and community players in child protection who take part in workshops validate the strategy to strengthen the protection of children and young girls at the community level
  • The intervention capacity of existing community networks is strengthened
  • Children and young girls who are victims of violence have an appropriate environment for reception and advice
  • The reception and advice centre offers children and young girls who are victims of violence high quality services
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