Child sexual abuse in Colombia is one of the worst harms that affect children. Only in 2011, 593 children were abused in Medellin. Corpolatin organizes and conducts workshops focused on prevention in public educational institutions with the participation of teachers, children and their parents to avoid this problem from happening. By receiving your support we can reach up to 1250 children, 120 parents and 50 teachers, who will be child rights ambassadors and defenders.
Sexual abuse occurs to about 10,000 children in Colombia, becoming one of the main causes that affect the development of children, at the same time that it enforces violent actions and poverty. Preventing sexual violence against children is a challenge and responsibility of the entire society. Therefore it is imperative the involvement of parents and teachers in the protection of the children rights, as well as the families' commitment to caring parenting.
Corpolatin supports the child sexual abuse prevention through workshops where children participate and engage in conversations about this issue and how to prevent this from happening. Experiential workshops are held with children, teachers and parents to recognize the risk and protective factors regarding child sexual abuse. We seek to engage schools in the prevention, creating mechanisms of detection and support for victims, providing educational materials to achieve the goal.
Through our actions we expect that the educational community (children, teachers, parents, school directors) of each public school we work with, becomes a protective community against sexual abuse, ensuring the proper development of children and a full experience of their rights. The work done at the educational institutions replicates in the communities and individuals that have contact with the project participants, which helps accomplishing immediate prevention of sexual abuse.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Andres Felipe Cardona Arango
Coordinator of Plaining and Development