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GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGIONAL UPDATES 2012. Americas and Caribbean Regional Update 2012 Regional Representative for Americas and Caribbean Barbara Prado.

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2 Americas and Caribbean Regional Update 2012 Regional Representative for Americas and Caribbean Barbara Prado

3 The Americas & Caribbean region has partners in 26 countries: 25 full members (2 to be approved), 11 associate members and 19 potentials New full members in 2012: Línea 102 (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina) Tel Jeunes (Canada) Trevor Project (USA) New associate members in 2012: Línea 133 (Nicaragua) Teléfono Anar Mexico (from associate to full) Trainings and peer exchanges: Fono Infancia (Chile) trained Honduras on: crisis intervention, team support and call response Corpolatin (Colombia) trained by consultant: online counselling training Covenant House (USA) to Casa Alianza (Mexico) and Teléfono ANAR: use of media to reach out to children and youth

4 Stakeholders meetings: Honduras, Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile, Nicaragua, Colombia

5 Launches: Teléfono ANAR México NAACH (North American Association of Child Helplines) launch of online portal and new number Regional Advocacy: NAACH Board meeting Participation in the XX Consultative Meeting of CITEL Participation at the Directors meeting of IIN-OAS, Costa Rica Participation of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica in VAC sub-regional meeting in Jamaica Study with Plan Regional Office on the role of child helplines in the region Contact made with Red LAMYC

6 EXPECTED RESULTS Q4, 2012 Peer exchanges: Nicaragua to X Trainings Línea 102 Buenos Aires and Línea 102 CABA trained by Sara Gonzalez Bolivia (tbc) Multistakeholders meeting Bolivia (tbc) Regional advocacy First phase of execution of the study Plan Regional Office Americas

7 MENA Regional Update 2012 Regional Representative MENA Khalifa Jaber

8 The MENA region has partners in 19 countries: 9 full members, 8 associate members and 4 potentials New associate members: 1- Naba’a in Lebanon (operating in Ain el Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp) 2- Child Rights Association in Libya New full members: 1- Iraq - Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs 2- Bahrain - Ministry of Human Rights and Social Affairs

9 Launches: Bahrain child helpline under the Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development. Launched in December 2011, Toll free 998 Stakeholders meetings: Lebanon (Ain el Hilweh Palestinian Refugee Camp) May 2012 Trainings Training on call response and contact management (Sudan, October 2012), provided by Jordan River Foundation.

10 Fundraising Final AGFUND report submitted (2010- 2012) Mapping of potential donors in the region Regional Advocacy Final report on UNICEF MENA- CHI poll: assessing level and areas of cooperation between child helplines and UNICEF country offices Memorandum of Understanding between CHI and MENA Children and Youth Initiative

11 EXPECTED RESULTS Q4, 2012 Peer exchange -Lebanon (Naba’a) to Jordan (December 2012) -Djibouti to Algeria (November 2012) -Jordan to UK (tbc) Trainings - Training on call response and contacts management (Bahrain, November 2012), provided by Egyptian child helpline Multistakeholders meeting Libya stakeholders meeting hosted by Libyan Association for Child Rights (Benghazi, December 2012)

12 Africa Regional Update 2012 Regional Representative for Africa, Irene Nyamu

13 The Africa region has partners in 35 countries: 18 full members and 10 associate members. New members (full) Zambia - Childline Zambia Ethiopia - ECFA Sierra Leone - Don Bosco Sierra Leone Burkina Faso - Ministere de L'Action Sociale et de la Solidarité Nationale Madagascar – Allo Fanantenana New Associate Members Burundi – Ministère de la Solidarité Nationale, des Droits de la Personne Humaine et du Genre Cameroon – Defence for Children International War Child UK DRC Côte d’Ivoire – Ministère de la Famille de la Femme et de l’Enfant

14 Launches: Childline Zambia Sierra Leone Childline 116 Stakeholders meetings: Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi, Tanzania, Benin, Cameroon

15 Trainings: 1) Call Response Training for Burkina Faso, Togo Benin and Côte d’Ivoire – in Ouagadougou, by French child helpline Enfance en Danger

16 2) Resource Mobilization Training in Ethiopia for child helplines from Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and Ethiopia

17 Toll free numbers 116 assigned to: Malawi - YONECO Malawi Uganda – UCRNN Burkina Faso - Ministère de L'Action Sociale et de la Solidarité Nationale Visits Learning and facilitation visit existing member Childline Mauritius by Childline Zimbabwe

18 EXPECTED RESULTS Q4, 2012 Peer exchange Uganda to Zimbabwe (tbc) Burkina Faso, Senegal andTogo to France Burundi to Togo Djibouti to Algeria Angola to Mozambique and Kenya (funded by UNICEF Angola) Trainings Liberia – Call response training (tbc) Resource Mobilization Training Childline Kenya (ToT) Multi stakeholders meeting in Zambia, Ethiopia and Côte d’Ivoire Regional advocacy CSO Forum in Ethiopia 3 rd Pan African Forum towards Africa Fit for Children, African Union

19 Asia Pacific Regional Update 2012 Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific, Madhav Pradhan

20 The Asia & Pacific region has partners in 34 countries: 28 full members and 5 associate members New members:  Malaysia (full member)  Uzbekistan (Associate member) Toll free numbers: 1098 to Madadgaar, Pakistan

21 Trainings Outreach and Community-based Strategy Workshop (Sri Lanka, June 2012) Participants from Afghanistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and India

22 Peer exchange Vanuatu to New-Zealand Scale up Madadgaar Pakistan to national level

23 Madadgaar, Pakistan covered by CNN with report on Honour killing

24 Regional partnerships: CHI is member of South Asian Coordinating Group of Violence against Women and Children (SACG), the coordinating body of South Asian Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC) – participation of Madhav Pradhan and Kajol Menon Initial contacts with other sub regional bodies such as ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam) SAARC Development Fund Approval of joint proposal CHI/SAIEVAC “Harmonized toll free number for child helplines in 8 SAARC countries” (benefiting Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka) 8 child helplines formed SAACH (South Asian Association of Child Helplines) Next steps: to register SAACH in Nepal (secretariat) – to discuss process and governance with 8 child helplines during IC (by-laws, structure,…)

25 EXPECTED RESULTS Q4, 2012 Peer exchange Aparajeyo Bangladesh to Childline India Multistakeholders meeting CWIN Nepal with stakeholders of Girl Power Programme Regional advocacy - Ongoing development SAACH - Explore partnership ASEAN

26 EUROPE Regional Update 2012 Regional Representative for Europe, Sheila Donovan

27 Membership Updates The European region has 65 partners in 44 European countries - 41 full members and 2 associate members New members (full) Albania CRCA) Montenegro (Children-First) Israel (Natal) Toll free numbers 116111 assigned to members in Croatia and Slovenia

28 Peer Exchanges - Childline, UK to Kids Help Phone, Canada - Bornsvilkar, Denmark to ISPCC, Ireland - Hrabritelefon, Croatia and Kellimni, Malta to Kinder-en Jongerentelefoon, Belgium Fundraising Submitted partnership proposal to C&A for 2013 projects: data collection and publication policy dialogue (RC) New Technology Advisory Council

29 Regional Advocacy: Eurochild: CHI approved as full member at the Eurochild General Assembly in July. Speaking Slot on Child Participation at Europe de L'Enfance, conference hosted by Danish Presidency CHI members and info on May 17 in the 2012/2013 S’cool Agenda of the EU Agency on Fundamental Rights

30 Regional Advocacy: Launch of the “Five Years On” UN VAC follow-up report produced by the International NGO Council on Violence Against Children - presentation to European policy makers in Brussels

31 European Data Project Pilot Group consists of 9 European members from Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Germany, UK, The Netherlands, Greece and Poland Focus on 3 areas. a) Survey of current technical provisions of data collection systems b) Create common definitions for the top 15 “reasons for calls” in current data collection system c) Target group analysis on most useful data for European Advocacy (MEPs, Eurocrats, Committees, Lobbyists,...)

32 EXPECTED RESULTS Q4, 2012 Meetings European Working Group meeting on New Communication Technologies (November in Dublin, Ireland) European Data Publication 2012 Focus on three topics “Abuse and Violence”, “Family Relationships” and “Bullying” Possible launch of data with European decision makers in December (tbc) Peer Exchanges ERAN, Israel to Childline, Ireland Enfants en Danger, France to Fundación Anar, Spain


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