B&Z has been working since 2015 on strengthening the resilience of vulnerable women and children by increasing their awareness around Gender Based Violence and Child Protection. Endeavouring to create the most sustainable model possible, we started working through a community-based approach in 2016 to:
Engage different community groups in reducing vulnerabilities of boys, girls, and caregivers, mainly through peer education, safety identification, and referral mechanisms.
Engage different community groups in identifying risks that women and girls are facing or at risk of facing inside their community and work to mitigate that risk.
In 2019, B&Z’s approach switched to one that’s more focused on every child’s right to be protected and cared for in a family-like environment. We promote the ethical and meaningful participation of children in all stages of our programming, while addressing discrimination and poverty to reach the most vulnerable children. Changes in legislation, policies, services, and social norms – and increased investment in child protection – are necessary to prevent and respond to all forms of violence. B&Z is guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Activities under this program:
- Focused Group Sessions
- Individual Counseling
- Case Management and referral
- Awareness Sessions
- Legal Empowerment
- Nursing unit
- Parenting skills
- Basic Assistance & Winterization
In 2020 the Protection program Served an estimate of 9038 women, men and children.