Systematic and enduring child protection challenges demand new and effective approaches, particularly in volatile humanitarian contexts. Building on evidence that community-owned and community-driven approaches bring about improved outcomes, this project tests the feasibility of one bottom-up approach to child protection (community-driven approach to child protection in conflict-affected settings) with two applications 1) community driven child protection and 2) stigma. The two applications are tested in two contexts, allowing for cross-learning, comparison and alignment. The first approach is piloted in Colombia, with displaced communities in Choco. The second approach is piloted in Uganda, in refugee/host settings.
War Child Holland together with other NGOs such as Save the Children Netherlands, Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO-Uganda) and with private partners with expert knowledge on change management (Ten Have Change Management), coaching (The Nomad Coach), data science (Stichting Elva) and communications and design thinking (Vandejong Creative Agency), this consortium aims to produce evidence on standard community driven approaches which are easy to understand and implement, and yet adaptable to any humanitarian contexts. This allows for scale up and dissemination among the wider humanitarian community which will bring about increased relevance, impact and sustainability in the field of child protection.
Main questions of this feasibility study:
Underlying research questions are: