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Every Child Matters and
UCT is keen to support the well-being of children and young people
in Haiti from birth to age 18.
It is our aim for every Haitian
child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have
the support they need to:
Achieve economic well-being
Forge safe connections
a positive contribution to society
300 million children worldwide are subjected to violence,
exploitation and abuse including the worst forms of child
labor in communities, schools and institutions; during armed
conflict; and to harmful practices such as female genital
mutilation/cutting and child marriage.
Millions more, not yet victims,
also remain without adequate protection.
from violence, exploitation and abuse is an integral component
of protecting their rights to survival, growth and development.
A protective environment is
about living in safety and dignity. It helps to ensure that
children are in school, laws are in place to punish those
who exploit children, governments are truly committed to protection,
communities are aware of the risks which children face, civil
society addresses certain “taboo” issues and monitoring is
in place to identify children who are at risk of exploitation.