About Child Protection in Somalia
Established in 2010, the Child Protection Area Of Responsibility (CP AoR) 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 CP AoR 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. Lead by UNICEF Somalia, co-lead by Save the Children International (SCI) and deputy co-lead by Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC) at the National level, the National Child Protection AoR seeks to involve relevant agencies and existing coordination mechanisms in Somalia. The CP AoR is under the umbrella of Somalia Protection Cluster. Membership of the CP AoR is open to UN agencies, international organizations, national and international NGOs, government and civil society organizations actively involved in child protection programming in Somalia.