ICT to Prevent Sexual Abuse

Every child has the right to live free from violence, and violence against children and adolescents can be prevented. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), mobile phones and social networks are excellent tools to spread information on this matter, and therefore to prevent it.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • From Dec 2013
  • Up Dec 2014
  • Stage En proceso
  • Reto: Pasantía para Bloguer de La Juventud Opina
  • Place Somoto, San Lucas, Bilwi, Bluefields

General Description

In 2014, 150 adolescents from municipalities of Somoto, San Lucas, Bluefields and Bilwi are learning about prevent violence and sexual abuse using communication and social media with the program “Network of Children and Adolescent Communicators to prevent Sexual Abuse through Information and Communication Technologies”.


The Network of Children and Adolescent Communicators to prevent Sexual Abuse through ICT is a strategy of participation and empowerment in order to rely on children and adolescents’ participation and empowerment in their own municipalities. In 2014 we start with four: Somoto, San Lucas, Bluefields and Bilwi.


The workshops were facilitated by the Communication and Social Mobilisation Association “Los Cumiches” in collaboration with UNICEF. They are part of a process to strengthen local alliances working for children and adolescent’s rights, in which adults and institutions have the main responsibility to accompany children and adolescents exposed to sexual abuse and defend their rights.


The programme is part of UNICEF’s global initiative #ENDViolence, which started in 2013. It calls to recognize publically violence issues that concern children, and encourages active support to local movements that tackle this pressing issue worldwide.
There are efficient methods to prevent and fight violence against children: support mothers, fathers, families and other caretakers; strengthen children’s aptitudes to protect themselves against violence; work explicitly to change attitudes and social norms that tolerate violence and discrimination; strengthen and enforce laws and policies that protect children.


The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), article 19, establish that “States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child”.


For more information about #ENDViolence: www.unicef.org/endviolence

Team

Ana Lucía Silva, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Nicaragua. (asilva@unicef.org)


Olga Moraga Amador, Communication Specialist, UNICEF Nicaragua. (omoraga@unicef.org)


Otilia Morales, Child Protection Officer, UNICEF Nicaragua. (omorales@unicef.org)


Paivi Kovalainen, Technical Assistant in Special Protection, UNICEF Nicaragua. (pkovalainen@unicef.org)


Marta García Terán, Communication Assistant. UNICEF Nicaragua. (mgarciateran@unicef.org)


Partners:


Communication and Social Mobilisation Association “Los Cumiches”: provides basic tools and techniques of radio, print and audiovisual media for children and adolescents encouraging from their own perspectives and approaches to produce messages about child rights. These processes are developed from an educational approach based on human rights an always contextualized in the Code for Children and Adolescents in Nicaragua.
comunicarparavivir.org
www.radiocumiches.com

News

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The importance of using a computer

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Radio spots to prevent sexual abuse

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Videos to prevent sexual abuse

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Mesa Departamental Contra la Trata de Personas de Madriz ratifica compromisos contra abuso sexual

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My city is not as safe as I thought

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Intergenerational dialogue on a taboo subject

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Programa Prevención del Abuso Sexual en los adolescentes a través de las TIC premiado por ExcelGOB

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By Marta García Terán.- Joshy Cutbert was 16 years old when she discovered that training sessions were being prepared for the Network of Child and Adolescent Communicators for the Prevention ...

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“Stop motion” to prevent sexual abuse

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TIC para la Prevención del Abuso Sexual

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Conclusiones y recomendaciones de la Mesa de Departamental de Trata de personas en Madriz

en Sesión de Intercambio con Red de Adolescentes Comunicadores para la prevención del Abuso Sexual a través de las TIC, con al apoyo de UNICEF Nicaragua Somoto, 24 de junio 2014
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