Media for Spreading Child Rights Culture


The Project of Media for Spreading Child Rights Culture and

Combating Violence against Children


Background:

In implementing the recommendations of the UN Study on Violence against Children, ACCD has adopted a project that aims at breaking the Arab silence and gripping attention towards the issue of violence against children, through raising the efficiency of media cadres and investing media channels in orienting the public opinion towards the violence practiced against children.

 


The first step in implementing this project was given in holding a "Regional Workshop for Arab Media Figures" under the slogan "Together to End Violence against Children" in June 2007 in Cairo. Through this workshop, the establishment of the Arab Media Network to combat violence against children has been announced, selecting ACCD to be the coordinator of the said Network. Also, during the workshop, A Code of Ethics for Arab Media Figures on Confronting Violence against Children was drafted.

 


In 2010, ACCD hold a series of national workshops for media people on child rights culture and combating violence against children in four countries: Yemen, Jordon, Qatar, and Lebanon, this is in addition to another two workshops held during 2011 in Saudi Arabia and Oman. Also, in 2012, ACCD hold a workshop in Tunisia.   


The Goal:

Developing media awareness on Arab child issues on a rights-based approach, in addition to spreading child rights culture and combating violence against children.


Main Objectives:

- Building the capacities and preparing media cadres able to advocate for child rights and combat violence against children (completing the existing project).

- Spreading knowledge and exchanging experiences in the field of child rights culture and combating violence against children.

- Developing a conceptual framework with the League of Arab States on Media Trainers Project (TOT).

 

Partners:

ACCD is implementing this project in partnership with AGFUND and the higher councils and national committees for childhood in Arab countries.


Project Status:

Ongoing project (2010 - 2013)


For more information, please contact: mhashem@arabccd.org