An under-supported juvenile justice system in Afghanistan is failing boys who fall foul of the law.
Trivial offences, such as texting a girl or stealing a SIM card result in disproportionatly harsh sentences and the detention of these boys amongst serious offenders. Exposure to violence, drug abuse and radicalisation are real and common dangers.
Our Juvenile Justice Team is working to improve this juvenile justice system and the treatment of boys within it. Our Social Worker Mentors and...
The poor quality of teaching and learning is a sad reality for inhabitants of the Mid and High Plateau region of Fizi, Mwenga and Uvira Territories, South Kivu, eastern DR Congo.
This mountainous region (3000 – 3500m, covering 5744 km²), where people live off the land and animals, has suffered from decades of conflict and continues to be politically, geographically and socially marginalised.
The lack of qualified and competent teachers, the absence of external and State-led...
Children in Crisis and local partner NGO Eben-Ezer Ministry International (EMI) have been working in eastern DR Congo since 2007.
Our work and assistance has focused on the Plateau region, one of the most isolated areas of South Kivu. By providing support to a crumbling education system, left in ruins following decades of bad governance and conflict, we have worked to give the children of the Plateau an education and a fair chance in life.
Below is a link to a PDF version of an external...
The Summer 2014 edition of our twice-yearly newsletter, Reports, has recently landed.
Here is an eReader version which can be viewed online:
Hi-lights within the newsletter's pages include
a report from Burundi where we are seeking support for a project designed to help the country's Batwa children
some news from the Our Words Library Project in Liberia, including a lovely example of a story sourced and illustrated by the children of...
The Gender and Development Network (GADN) Girls’ Education Working Group
Amy Parker, Children in Crisis's Programme Manager for Burundi and DR Congo, is Co-Chair of the Girls' Education Working Group (part of the Gender and Development Network).
The GADN Girls’ Education Working Group has as its purpose to share, develop and promote knowledge and learning of programming and policy for girls’ education rights in international development contexts.
Children in Crisis first started working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) with local partner organisation Eben-Ezer Ministry International (EMI) in 2007.
As part of our commitment to monitoring and evaluation of our work we conducted an 11-day field visit in February-March 2013, running workshops to find out from school pupils, teachers and parents, what effect our Education Programme has had on their lives.
Below, in PDF format is a report which presents the outcomes of these...
Girls' Education Project
Here we share resources developed by Children in Crisis & FAWE Liberia in our Girls' Education Project (2010-13).
These were developed as tools to be used by education practitioners (e.g. County and District Education Officers, Education NGOs). The resources focus on ensuring that quality education is delivered at primary school level whilst also working to increase enrolment and retention of girls in school.
Please contact Children in Crisis on (0044) 20...
Since 2008, Children in Crisis has been providing training to Afghan teachers, police officers and community members on the rights of children to grow up free from abuse.
The training serves to provide alternative, non-violent means of disciplining children, and to raise awareness of the importance of safe-guarding children's rights.
Our Child Rights Training Project recently underwent an independent evaluation, a PDF copy of which is provided below.
The report gives encouraging, positive...
A very interesting report, with some thought-provoking comment on the effects of illiteracy in both 'developed' and 'developing' nations.
The arguments within this report mirror many of Children in Crisis' priorities and approach.
View a .PDF version of the report below.
Why not go to our work section of this website to see how we're working to address the problems hi-lighted in this report?
Plan International have produced the 2011 (5th) edition of their excellent annual 'Because I am a Girl' report. Below is an excerpt from the Foreword to the report, written by President Fernando Henrique Cardoso:
"There remains, however, a long way to go until we reach true equality of opportunity. And this is not a fight which should be left to women and girls alone. It is up to all our leaders, particularly male political, religious and civil leaders, to...