World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse

World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse

In 2000, the World Women's Summit Foundation (WWSF), a non-governmental organization, marked World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse on 19 November. This foundation, together with an international coalition of advocacy organizations for women and children's issues, mobilized governments and societies to take action and prevent child abuse. In 2001, many states came together to mark this day by contributing to advice on identifying and preventing child abuse.

The celebration of this day is also associated with the anniversary of International Day for the Rights of the Child (November 20), which is intended to mobilize everyone on the issue of child abuse and the need for effective preventive programs. In 2001, the International Coalition of NGOs brought together 149 organizations in more than 60 countries. Each organization marked the Day with local or national activities and events. In 2009, the campaign was conducted by 785 organizations from 127 countries around the world.

This campaign started this year in Kosovo as well. Kosova Education Center (KEC) in partnership with the Center for Advanced Studies (FIT) will mark for three years in a row this day within the project "Together against Child Abuse - TACA", a project funded by the European Union under the Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). This project started in February 2020 and aims to ensure that all children are treated with full respect for their dignity and rights by promoting a non-abusive environment in Kosovo schools.

The Kosova Education Center (KEC) and the Center for Advanced Studies (FIT) launched the campaign by collecting messages and works against abuse by students of the beneficiary schools of the project and distributing them on the website, providing information about the importance of this day and creating partnerships with State Institutions working to promote and protect the rights of the child.