National Stakeholders come together to design a Child Protection System in Myanmar
by Thanda Kyaw and Yin Yin Han, with contributions from Vimala Crispin & DSW/Daw Rupar
Child Frontiers is collaborating with UNICEF to assist the Government of Myanmar to develop a National Child Protection Policy that is appropriate for the national context. Recognizing the challenge of existing laws and strategies related to child protection and wellbeing that have not yet been fully implemented, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MOSWRR) has stressed the importance of developing a policy that addresses the leading current child protection challenges and proposes a practical approach to address these that is culturally appropriate and can be implemented nationwide based on existing resources.
The Child Frontiers team consulted with mothers, fathers, youth and local authorities to inform the system policy design and ensure local perspectives and priorities are reflected.