Child Rights and Women’s right Program

Child Rights and Protection cuts across many thematic areas in JHO’s programs. However, in addition, a direct approach to protecting children is vital for the development of Swaziland.

Child protection is the protection of children from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect. Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child provides for the protection of children in and out of the home.

Violence against women and girls is all too prevalent in the world. It crosses cultures, economic status and ethnicity.
Violence can take many forms; domestic abuse, trafficking, rape, or harmful practices such as early marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

It can occur at any time but the risk of violence increases in emergency or conflict situations. Women and children become increasingly vulnerable as stability, protection and family are replaced by chaos, stress and displacement.
Anyone can be affected by sexual and gender-based violence in conflict - male or female, of any age. But violence against women and girls is often rooted in long-term behaviours and attitudes.
The effects of violence against women and girls can be just as deep and far-reaching. A survivor's life may be changed through damage to her sexual and reproductive health and to her psychological and physical well-being.

 JHO’s specific aims in Child Rights and Protection are: