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04
Jun

Child Helplines and the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

8 am New York
Online
Organizer: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Child Helplines and the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

8 am New York
Online
Organizer: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, child protection actors and service providers are exploring how they can continue to provide support to children and families remotely through the use of technology. This includes child helplines.

The Alliance, the CP AoR, Child Helpline International and UNICEF are co-hosting this webinar to introduce the new guidance note and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and share their experience.

This technical note has been developed with two main objectives:

  • To provide practical guidance to child protection actors and service providers, including government departments, (I)NGOs, CSOs and UN agencies and child protection coordination groups on how they might provide support to children and families through a helpline service; or by collaboration with an existing national child helpline;
  • To explore how existing child helplines can contribute to, and participate in, efforts to support children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, through child protection mechanisms and systems. This includes expanding their services, and with a view to avoiding duplication.
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04
Jun

Support for Families before, during and after COVID-19

9 am New York
Online
Organizer: UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti

Support for Families before, during and after COVID-19

9 am New York
Online
Organizer: UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti

In this webinar, UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti launches the third instalment of the Leading Minds Online webinar series What the Experts Say - Coronavirus and Children: Support for Families.

The webcast looks at how stimulus packages measure up and ask our expert panellists: In the rush to protect lives from the virus, who is protecting livelihoods, how? What does history tell us about previous global emergencies and fiscal crises for the present? Indeed, is the very future of social protection itself under threat as well as we hurtle towards an inevitable recession?

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04
Jun

COVID-19 in Africa: Is Lockdown More Dangerous Than the Virus?

12 pm New York
Online
Organizer: ISPCAN

COVID-19 in Africa: Is Lockdown More Dangerous Than the Virus?

12 pm New York
Online
Organizer: ISPCAN

In every region of the world, COVID-19 has turned everything upside-down and inside-out. For many people, the pandemic is compounding all the other stressors and survival issues they face on a daily basis, with detrimental consequences to children and families. In Africa, the question has to be asked whether lockdown may be more dangerous to children than the virus itself.

In this webinar, Dr. Joan van Niekerk, child rights consultant and past president of ISPCAN, and Edith Kriel, executive director of Jelly Beanz, a South Africa-based NPO, will share the experiences of children living in under-resourced countries. Overarching strategies to respond adequately to these challenges will be addressed, including what children need to deal with the emotional consequences of the pandemic. As caregivers, communities, and child protection professionals, we all need to find effective ways to address the potential of a decades-long mental health impact.

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09
Jun

Preventing and combating child sexual and exploitation: towards an EU Response

11 am New York
Online
Organizer: Child Rights Intergroup

Preventing and combating child sexual and exploitation: towards an EU Response

11 am New York
Online
Organizer: Child Rights Intergroup

Given the scourge of child sexual abuse around the world, it is essential that the EU steps up its role and works out a common and coordinated solution to eradicate these heinous crimes and better protect victims. This webinar will highlight the need of a coordinated whole-society approach with high-level speakers from the European Commission, EU Member States' Representatives, Members of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights, law-enforcement authorities and civil society organizations.

Speakers include:

MEP Caterina Chinnici
Co-Chair of the Intergroup on Children's Rights

Ms Ylva Johansson
EU Commissioner for Home Affairs

HE Ferdinand Grapperhaus
Minister of Justice and Security of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Ms Catherine De Bolle Director
Europol

Mr John F. Clark
President and CEO of the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Ms Jacqueline F. Beauchere
Global Digital Safety Advocate, Custer Security and Trust Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft

Register here.