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About Child Protection in Somalia

Established in 2010, the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) in Somalia is a forum through which agencies with child protection programmes in Somalia coordinate their interventions, seek consensus on strategic issues and create partnerships and linkages for better prioritization of the available resources. The overall objective of the Working Group is to attain an effective and predictable response to child protection issues in Somalia through improved coordination of activities in order to enhance protection of children affected emergencies.Chaired by UNICEF Somalia, and co-chaired by Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP) at the National level, the National Child Protection Working Group seeks to involve relevant agencies and existing coordination mechanisms in Somalia. The Working Group reports to the Protection Cluster. Membership of the CPWG is open to UN agencies, international organizations, national and international NGOs, government and civil society organizations actively involved in child protection programming in Somalia.