Against Child Abuse
African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) –Ethiopia
Is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political local Civil Society Organization re-registered under the Agency of Civil Societies Organizations with registration number 0385. It is a member of the Pan African Network Organization known as African Network for Prevention and Protection of Children against Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) which has a Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya and Chapters in 26 African countries.
ANPPCAN-Ethiopia undertakes lobby and child rights advocacy efforts at local, national, regional, and international levels to improve the situation for children all across Ethiopia. This strategy enables children to access information and services, get involved in decision-making processes, defend and protect their rights, and also speak out about issues that matter to them.
Child protection refer to preventing and responding to violence, exploitation and abuse against children – including online/commercial sexual exploitation, child trafficking, child labour and harmful traditional practices, such as female genital mutilation/cutting and child marriage. Child protection programs also target children who are uniquely vulnerable to these abuses, such as when living without parental care, children with special needs and in conflict with the law. Therefore, child protection is one of the key programmatic intervention areas of the organization in this strategic period.