Child Protection

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Ensuring Safety for Children in Kayin State

Naing Paw, 32, is a mother of four and a parent education facilitator in Kayin State, Myanmar.

"My husband and I work as casual labourers for other people on farms and for whatever other work there is to be done.” she explained when asked about her activities outside of being a parent education facilitator.

Thursday 11 June 2015

Myanmar discharges another 51 children and young people recruited as children from the Myanmar Armed Forces

“I first learnt that I had the right to be released from the military when I was riding on the back of a truck and saw a billboard by the government and several NGOs that children should not be soldiers,” said Zaw Htun (not his real name). 

“There was also a hotline on the billboard. As I was recruited as a child, I called the hotline and spoke to representatives from World Vision. They told me that they would process the paperwork so that I may be released.”

Thursday 12 February 2015

Celebrating Red Hand Day

On Red Hand Day, or International Day against the use of child soldiers, Save the Children celebrates the dedication of social workers that support the reintegration of children discharged from the Myanmar armed forces.

Thursday 15 January 2015

Zayar Sit Naing, 12, learns to stand up for child rights as a member of Save the Children’s child protection program.

“I have been in the group for two years. I found it very interesting as we learn about child rights. Domestic violence happens a lot in my community,” said Zayar Sit Naing, living in Hlaing Thar Yar village, Yangon, Myanmar. Zayar Sit Naing joined Save the Children’s child protection group two years ago, after his mother became a volunteer of the program. “Once there was a five-year-old girl who was attending the early childhood care and development centre. If she could not wake up on time in the morning, her mother would beat her.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Three years into the program, May Kalyar Zaw describes the impact of a child protection project on her

My mother is a member of the child protection group in our village. I was very interested in what she was doing, so I asked her if I could join the child group in our village.Now a member of program, 12-year-old May Kalyar Zaw, living in Hlaing Thar Yar, Myanmar says her mother was a key influence in her joining the Save the Children child protection group. “When I joined the child group, I could share my problems with others and discuss solutions with them. Understanding child rights was very good for me.