COVID-19 and Child Protection (recording available)

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Date of webinar: 
08 Apr 2020
Start and finish time of webinar: 
14.30 CET
Dr. Etienne Krug Director, WHO
Dr. Lucie Cluver Professor, University of Oxford
Audrey Bollier, Coordinator, Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (GPEV) and the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) are partnering together to present a webinar focused on key issues on child protection in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children and families worldwide are experiencing disruptions to their environments with closures of childcare and school services, job loss, and limited to no access to health and other essential services in response to the pandemic.

Children are now entirely reliant on their caregivers for nurturing care to meet their physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development needs. With caregivers under stress for a myriad of reasons, leaves children more vulnerable to toxic stress, violence, exploitation, and abuse.

This webinar will provide an overview of the issue, with lessons learned from past emergency contexts, current data on the prevalence of violence against children, presentation of guides and strategies to promote the protection of children and country presentations on strategies being currently implemented.

This is the second in a series of webinars on COVID-19 & Early Childhood Development, with future webinars on a range of ECD-related issues forthcoming.


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