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Child Abuse Prevention

NMO

IFMSA-Egypt

General Description

Background and Justification (with any supporting research):
Children in Egypt are affected by widespread violence, exploitation, human trafficking and inadequate family care resulting in thousands of children living on the street, in residential care or caught in the juvenile justice system for minor offences. This situation is aggravated by the lack of preventive and responsive child protection services and a dysfunctional justice for children system. Every year many reports of child abuse are made in every country. It’s a terrible epidemic that we are dedicated to put an end to. To do this, weneed to first increase awareness of the issue itself.

Sexual abuse includes a wide range of actions between a child and an adult or older child. Often these involve body contact, but not always. Exposing one’s genitals to children or pressuring them for sex is sexual abuse. Using a child for pornography is also sexual abuse. Most sexual abusers know the child they abuse. They may be family friends, neighbors or babysitters. About one-third of abusers are related to the child. Most abusers are men. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect or not providing for a child’s needs, also leave deep, lastingscars.
How child abuse affects children:
Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. An abused child may become depressed due to lack of trust and relationship difficulties and feelings of being “worthless” or “damaged. He or she may withdraw, think of suicide or become violent. An older child may use drugs or alcohol, try to run away or abuse others. Abused and neglected children are 11 times more likely to engage in criminal behavior as anadult.

Area of Activity

Children Health and Rights

Objectives

 

 

We have did a national training for three days about the child abuse.
We did the national online campaign.

Time frame of the Activity

01/10/2017 – 01/10/2020

Partners

Save the Children

Funding

the estimated budget 2750 L.E

Program

Not affiliated with any IFMSA Program.

Contact

Maryam Amged – Number: 01205176111

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