Working with local partners for change
We work with local organisations to support the rights of all children. Through these partnerships, Child Rights Eurasia has developed programs aimed at highlighting and addressing challenges in education, health, personal development, and equality faced by children and young women in Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe.
Learn more about becoming a partner with Child Rights Eurasia here.
Partner: Abba Home Orphanage for Girls
In Pakistan, we have been working with gender equality since 2018 with a focus on girls from the Christian minority. Through partnership with Abba Home, programs have been developed and funded around challenging gender norms for young girls in the form of physical activities such as martial arts, dance, and swimming. Additionally, educational courses and teaching resources have been put in place to support economic independence of the young women leaving the home in the form of English classes, computer literacy, and women's health (mind and body).
These programs based on Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child have reached 48 participants to date in the Youhanabad district in Pakistan. According to WHO, children between the ages of 5 and 17 should be physically active for one hour per day. The Abba Home program has led to 539 hours collectively for movement across the different courses.
Some previous initiatives:
Purchase of IT equipment for computer instruction
Full-time employment of English and computer instructors for 38 children
Summer camp for 38 children
SRHR workshop for girls ages 12-18
Support our programs in Pakistan here.
In Ukraine, we have been working to strengthen access to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for sexual minorities since 2019 together with our partner Fulcrum. We plan to seek funding to strengthen the rights of the target group on the ground in Ukraine.
Child Rights Eurasia's president conducted a lecture and workshop for about 150 people at a conference in Kiev, Ukraine addressed to Ukrainian decision - makers, school curators, parents of LGBTQIA + youth and the Ministry of Education in the fall of 2019. The seminar and workshop treated LGBTQ + young people's right to safety and education in Sweden as a good example. Important institutional aspects that were highlighted were the importance of the work done by the Discrimination Ombudsman, the Swedish Schools Inspectorate, and the police department for LGBT people in Sweden. The perspectives of intersectionality and honor were also two themes discussed.
Support our programs in Ukraine here.
Partner: Zambian Society for Child Protection
In Zambia, we collaborate with the Zambian Society for Child Protection. The organisation is led by a retired police officer and a nurse who work preventively for children who have been sexually exploited by strengthening local leaders' knowledge of the sexual abuse of children. In addition, they ensure that children who have been sexually exploited have the right to treatment (medical and psychological) and restoration in the Zambian legal system.
Partner: Haninge Kommun
In Sweden, we are working together with the Haninge municipality to carry out a youth exchange. The purpose of the exchange is to give participants the opportunity to talk about their experiences living in different countries.
We are also working with B.A.R.N. on a project to support the needs of children who are primary caregivers for their parents with intellectual disabilities.