Advocacy WG

Led By: ChildFund Alliance, Save the Children and Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal

 

Our Mission

To ensure that the best interests of children in emergencies are recognised by all national and international actors in humanitarian emergencies and are reflected across all response mechanisms, through rights-based and solutions-oriented engagements.

2022 Key Priorities of the Advocacy Working Group

The Advocacy Working Group works to ensure the best interests of children are recognised in humanitarian action, with a specific focus on:

  • Raising the profile and understanding of Child Protection in Humanitarian Action in major international fora.
  • Advocating for the adoption and implementation of guidance and policy to recognise child rights and child protection in humanitarian settings.
  • Supporting collective, cross-organisational action in response to major threats to children's wellbeing in humanitarian settings.

Resources

Child Protection Advocacy Messages for Ukraine

These advocacy messages have been developed to support advocacy efforts conducted by Alliance members and wider humanitarian actors responding to/working on the Ukraine crisis response. The messages are categorised by issues and themes and include recommendations for donors, humanitarian agencies, humanitarian leadership, as well as the wider international community. They can be used and adapted...

Report | The Unprotected: Annual Spotlight on Child Protection Funding in Humanitarian Action – 2021

Find the Executive Summary in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Children make up 50% of those affected in humanitarian crises and are disproportionately impacted by conflict and crisis. Throughout 2020 and 2021, COVID-19, conflict and climate change have been impacting children at unprecedented scale, putting them at risk and driving displacement, poverty and violence. Whilst funding for child...

Blog | Child Protection and Education Communities Call for the Protection of Education from Attack

In 2020 the widespread closures of schools around the world drew global attention as children and young people across all corners of the globe were shut out of schools as result of the COVID-19 crisis. As many as 1.6 billion students saw their education disrupted, drawing global attention as the impact of the crisis became more visible. Heads of State, policy makers, the media and the public...

Executive Summary | Still Unprotected: Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection

Children have a fundamental right to be protected, wherever they live. Children affected by humanitarian crises are among the most vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect and most in need of protection, yet there is limited commitment to fund protective responses. Throughout 2020, the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the containment measures have layered risk upon risk...

Report | Still Unprotected: Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection

Why is protection of children in humanitarian contexts so neglected, and what can we do to better protect these children from harm? In 2019, the Alliance, Save the Children and the Child Protection Area of Responsibility published “Unprotected”, a report exposing shortfalls in humanitarian funding for child protection. Throughout 2020, the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the containment...

Advocacy Brief | Prioritizing the Safety of Children Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has prompted widespread school closures and physical distancing measures, making online platforms and communities essential to maintaining a sense of normalcy. While children and their families are turning to digital solutions more than ever to support children’s learning, socialization and play, ever younger children are spending more time online, often without adequate supervision or...

Media

Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 11: Are Governments Doing Enough for Child Protection Workers?

Evidence-based Programming: Video discussion

Webinars

Virtual Launch | Still Unprotected – Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection

You are invited! To join the discussion at the virtual launch, register here. Why is protection of children in humanitarian contexts so neglected, and what can we do to better protect these children from harm? In 2019, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Save the Children and the Child Protection Area of Responsibility published “Unprotected”, a report exposing shortfalls in...

Webinar | The Need for Governments to Consult Child Protection Advisers when Loosening COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions (English version)

Please find the edited recording of the English language webinar here. - Advocacy Webinar sponsored by the Advocacy Working Group COVID-19 Advocacy Team (CAT): “The Need for Governments to Consult Child Protection Advisers when Loosening COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions” 21 July, 8:30am EDT (2:30pm CEST) – English language 23 July, 8:30am EDT (2:30pm CEST) – Spanish language In April, the Spanish...

Advocacy Working Group Leads

Amanda Brydon, Save the Children

Faith Nimineh, ChildFund Alliance

Writtu Bhatta, Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal