Protecting
Our Children

How African community
organizations strengthen
child protection systems

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Eight African community organizations joined us in a three-year initiative to improve child protection. Protecting Our Children is a summary of what we learned in the process. It highlights the central role that community organizations play in activating and strengthening local efforts to protect children from violence.

Children are better protected when there’s an advocate in the community to bridge the gap between the community, government, and international child rights. Community-based organizations excel in this role.

Each of the eight organizations were already responding to cases of abuse. With this opportunity to refine and strengthen their child protection systems, each partner gained capacity, showing an improvement of 47% on average.

Participating Organizations

Chiedza Community Welfare Trust
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Empilweni
Cape Town, South Africa

Kwa Wazee
Kagera, Tanzania

Touch Roots Africa
Maseru, Lesotho

Communities in Development Activities
Mzimba, Malawi

Justice for Children Trust
Harare, Zimbabwe

Lupwa Lwabumi Trust
Lusaka, Zambia

Youth for Change
Lusaka, Zambia

Protecting Our Children

How African community organizations strengthen child protection systems

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