Violence Against Children (VAC) is still an everyday harsh reality in Nepal. The social service professionals in most cases are the first ones to come into contact with the children who are victims of violence. Even though these cases are identified, the social workers are still not being able to properly report these cases to ensure appropriate response in terms of the issues identified. The National government bodies are also not capable of preventing the children from various forms of abuse. In order to understand the current level of national systems of response to the VAC cases, social workers must be aware of the proper procedures to monitoring and reporting systems. They should also have detailed knowledge on the state level policies and law passed by the government, in a systematic manner. Without proper documentation and background knowledge these cases even when identified with proof may be left unjustified, hence the mechanism in following the proper procedures is a must have understanding.
The objectives of the training were:
It was expected that training overall would make the case better for evidence based planning in monitoring and reporting process. At the end of the training the participants were expected to develop detailed knowledge on child protection system and series for coherent responses to violence against children, with a focus on understanding step by step and proper reporting methods.
The training gathered 26 participants from 20 different NGO’S working in the area of child protection from 7 districts, namely; Palpa, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi, Syangja, Gulmi and Argakhachi.
The training was conducted by Mr Chandrika Khatiwada.
Upon completion of the training, on the third day NCPA reginal workshop was held at the same venue. The participants of the training were introduced regarding NCPA, the idea of its formation and also the objectives of the Alliance. The training was attended by participants from various organizations working in the sector of child protection, hence NCPA called in for membership application to the organizations. Therefore during the workshop current president of NCPA Mr. Krishna Kumar Thapa, presented NCPA and also gave instructions regarding the process of membership application and the eligibility to be a member. The workshop thus facilitated in giving out information regarding NCPA to those interested in becoming a member of the alliance.
National Child Protection Alliance (NCPA) is a national network of NGOs working on Child Protection Issues all over the nation. NCPA is established in 2010 focusing on working to develop solidarity, actions, and campaign against all forms of violence, abuse, and discrimination that void the rights of children. We have been continuously raising our voices at the International, National, and Local Arena to promote a child-protective environment and system. The NCPA has a member of 50 organizations from Seven Provinces that are working in 28 districts and 5 metropolitan cities, 7 sub-metropolitan cities, 59 municipalities, and 30 rural municipalities.