This new initiative promoted by Save the Children aims to protect and promote the rights of children, adolescents, youth, and women, who are in risk or are victims of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.
The highest homicide rates in the world are found in the region. Adolescent pregnancy is another cause that also take away tens of thousands of children to reach their full potential.
From April 23 to 27, representatives of Community Action on Zika (CAZ) Project from Save the Children and Red Cross participated on the Workshop “Together we are stronger: involving communities on Zika response”, in Antigua City, Guatemala. More than 80 participants attended the event, organized by Knowledge for Health with the support of USAID.
The instrument will assess whether the States comply with the minimum guidelines for comprehensive protection, prevention and attention to violence, abuse and exploitation.
A scholarship program will allow knowing and applying the protection mechanisms of the Inter-American Human Rights System in the area of the rights of children and adolescents, and in this way strengthen civil society to advance on the children's agenda.
Children are facing grave risks such as trafficking, recruitment by armed groups and organised criminal gangs and disease as they cross the Venezuelan border into Colombia seeking a new life, Save the Children is warning.
Save the Children Latin America and the Caribbean, with headquarters at the City of Knowledge, presented their Annual Report 2016 “Committed to the defense and promotion of children’s rights in Latin America and the Caribbean” to show the regional achievements of 2016.
More than 30,000 children and adolescents from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico returned to their countries of origin in 2016, leaving them vulnerable and at risk of violence. In this context, Save the Children launches the "Buscando el Norte" campaign to raise public awareness of the dangers faced by migrant children and to demand that the authorities guarantee children`s rights and opportunities for those who have been returned.
Childhood should be a time to learn, play, grow, develop, and feel safe and protected. However, nearly one in four children around the world are seen their childhoods stolen, simply because of who they are or where they live. In Latin America and the Caribbean, extreme violence, early pregnancy and social and economic inequalities are the main causes why millions of children can not enjoy their childhood, according to End of Childhood report.
The regional office of Save the Children has already been working for 5 years as the entity responsible for actions and programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, with City of Knowledge as its headquarters.
This March, the Regional Directors of the Latin American and Caribbean offices of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), RET-Protecting Through Education, World Vision, Plan International and Save the Children, all with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge, have signed the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) on the Resilience of children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean – CORELAC.
On World Food Day, October 16, 2012, more than 20,000 children across 42 countries will take part in Save the Children’s Race for Survival, a global relay race to raise awareness on the urgent need to tackle child malnutrition.
Save the Children International (SCI) has a new fully established and operational Regional Office at the City of Knowledge in Panama City.