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Case Study: Legal Units--Child Protection for OVC

By John Nicholson | 09 May, 2011

Orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) are susceptible to abuse, exploitation, violence, and neglect and often do not have access to support systems designed to assist in these instances. This case study examines Legal Units in Côte d’Ivoire, a network of individuals and resources that can be tapped as needed to protect the rights of children and their families. Their mission is to help resolve legal problems for OVC and their families either by mediation or prosecution, and to raise awareness about children’s rights among OVC and their communities.

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    Summary: Orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) are susceptible to abuse, exploitation, violence, and neglect and often do not have access to support systems designed to assist in these instances. This case study examines Legal Units in Côte d’Ivoire, a network of individuals and resources that can be tapped as needed to protect the rights of children and their families. Their mission is to help resolve legal problems for OVC and their families either by mediation or prosecution, and to raise awareness about children’s rights among OVC and their communities.

    Source: John Snow, Inc. - JSI

    Publication Date: May 1, 2011

    Language: English

    Keywords: Addressing structural risk, child welfare information system, Community engagement, Cote d'Ivoire, framework, health and human rights, Integration and linkages to care, orphans, OVC, UNICEF

 

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