The three day training on “Child Rights Monitoring and Reporting System” held at Nepalgunj Banke, was jointly organized by Children and Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) and National Child Protection Alliance (NCPA), in local coordination with RURAL Society Uplifment Forum Nepal (RUSUF) Nepal.
The training created a forum for strategic planning on how to keep proper documentation for monitoring purpose, with an aim of introducing coherent child rights monitoring and reporting mechanism able to respond adequately to cases of violence against children. 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 30 participants from 23 different NGO’S working in the area of child protection from 4 districts, namely; Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet and Dailekh.
The training was conducted by Mr Chandrika Khatiwada.
During the three day training, the facilitator shared his reflections and actions formulated in the policy making and law enforcement of Child Rights, along with the process and systematic procedure of monitoring and reporting systems. To ensure that actions plans are successfully implemented and more likely to achieve their results, it is fundamental for the Child Rights Activists to have detailed knowledge on the varied sectors discussed in the three day training. Firstly, these plans need to be clear: priorities should be strategic, results should be achievable and actions to implement should be at the same time – simple. Secondly, data and information issued should be given proper attention. Thirdly, action plans should adequately look at the uses of coordination: how to ensure that the various levels of child protection system are linked to each other; how to ‘make it happen’ at different levels; and political leadership and demand are essential to establish sustainable coordination. Finally the three day training on Child Rights monitoring and reporting system made the participants aware and also helped them make actions plans that can be integrated in child protection system reforms.
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.