We are helping to develop new laws to protect children. For example, the Child Protection Unit of our mission in Haiti played a leading role in the drafting and submission to Parliament of the recently passed anti-trafficking law.
We use our radio stations, conduct events and campaigns to raise awareness of child protection issues and to help identify ways to prevent violations of the rights of children in conflict. For example, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO joined with the DRC government to launch the “Kadoga No More Fight” campaign to prevent the recruitment and use of children by armed forces and groups in the DRC.
All Child Protection Advisers provide training in missions to ensure that every peacekeeper has child protection knowledge and skills. UNAMID has established a training and information center with weekly classes and a reading room for staff members to learn about laws and literature on child-related issues.