Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh are the main targets for this particular training programme. The state of children’s rights in these countries is difficult; they suffer from overpopulation and malnutrition; have little access to healthcare and education, which leads to an increase in violence and to their exploitation for economic gain. Climate change, natural disasters, and unstable political situations have also forced population displacements. Overwhelmed, ill informed or simply non-existent social services are unable to deal with the multiple problems that come with caring for these children.
In light of these factors and thanks to its experience in training professionals working for and with children, particularly in China and Burma, the IDE decided to launch a post-graduate training programme on the protection and rights of children from Nepal on. This was done with the support of its network of international experts and organisations active in the field of children’s rights.
Judges, social workers, lawyers, police, doctors, directors of NGO or UN organisations, journalists, professors, researchers and students at the end of their studies.
The IDE in association with:
Country, region: Asia (Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh)
Project start date:
Paola Riva Gapany (IDE)