The family migrated few years back from a small village of gujarat. Evaluation of baby friendly spaces results and impact 64 2. The toolkit provides a set of materials to assist managers. Recently, after a planned trip to syria was cancelled on the border due to visa problems, i returned to beirut. The child friendly spaces cfss project was seen as a pilot project by save the children finland. Child friendly spaces cfs are protected, safe places where children can play, learn and try to regain some sense of their lives before the devastation of the earthquake. Sometimes called safe spaces, child centered spaces and emergency spaces for children, cfss are used by a growing number of agencies as a mechanism of protecting. Child friendly spaces, one of save the children s emergency interventions, provide children with protected environments in which they participate in organized activities to play, socialize, learn, and express themselves as they rebuild their lives. Iraq field study report summary in a threeyear collaboration, world vision international and columbia university, now joined by unicef and save the children, are seeking to document the protective and restorative effectiveness. May 16, 2019 world visions childfriendly spaces in this area are also peace clubs. It attempts to provide readers with the main principles of a cfs and the processes on how to establish one. This study provides an overview on what is considered as a child friendly space and the importance to create such spaces. It was the first time that save the children finland utilized an intervention in a finnish context that is usually implemented in the countries in which the humanitarian emergency has occurred.
Childfriendly space refers to spaces where communities create nurturing environments for children to access free and structured play,recreation, leisure and learning activities may provide health, nutrition and psychosocial support and other servicesactivities which will restore their normal functioning. The main challenges faced by rural areas in south africa in creating child friendly spaces are explored. The goal of the bfs is a holistic psychosocial program that aims at providing comprehensive support to children and their caregivers who are facing emergency situations. The case studies provide examples of concrete activities and related lessons that may benefit future cfs projects. Child friendly spaces, one of save the childrens emergency interventions, provide children with protected environments in which they participate in organized activities to play, socialize, learn, and express themselves as they rebuild their lives. Child friendly spaces cfs have become a widely used approach to protect and provide psychosocial support to children in emergencies. Childfriendly spaces offer fun, safety and relief unicef usa. Child friendly spaces are inclusive of all children and help to reduce a range of distressing effects of emergencies by providing a protected environment in which children can participate in age appropriate activities under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers unicef 2009, save the children 20a. Pdf on sep 1, 2015, sarah lilley and others published evaluation of child friendly spaces. Child friendly spaces in a hostile environment 20151015 in disaster relief, haiti, news by ciras in the white afternoon sun and dust, about a dozen children run through the barbed wire gate of the camp to one dirt hill after another, urging their plastic bag and stick kites into the air. Child friendly spaces cfss are a widely used tool to help support and protect children in the context of emergencies. Tools and guidance for monitoring and evaluating cfs technical report pdf available september 2015 with 2,599 reads. The rose pavilion, one of the main buildings on our campus, blends innovative design, color, lighting and proportion to give children the best environment for recovery. The minimum standards for protective spaces for children, khyber pakhtunkhwa july 20 are a revised and expanded version of the minimum standards for protective spaces for children and women developed by the national child protection sub cluster pakistan in september 2010 and later revised in july 2012.
In an emergency, education cant wait until the rubble clears. Child friendly spacesenvironments cfse is rightsbased approach developed by unicef to guarantee childrens rights to survival, development, participation and. Tools and guidance for monitoring and evaluating cfs find, read and cite all the research you need on. Findings from an interagency series of impact evaluations in humanitarian settings. Child and adolescent friendly spaces after the 2015 nepal. Child friendly spaces january march, 2011 story of roshni roshni vaghela is a 10 yrs old resident of pravinnagarguptanagar. This handbook will guide save the children emergency response personnel and implementing partners in the rapid implementation of. Recognizing this, the child protection working group cpwg of the global protection cluster and the interagency standing committee iasc reference group on mental health and psychosocial support. We designed our facilities to be kidfriendly because children deserve their own special place when theyre sick or hurt.
A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Child friendly spaces in a hostile environment amurtel. May 01, 2015 world vision has opened child friendly spaces in the aftermath of the nepal earthquake, places for children to play and spend time with their friends amongst the chaos. The concept of safe spaces for either children or women is quite well established, but assumes that these spaces serve the needs of adolescent girls. Columbia university mailman school of public health and world vision international. In todays blog, we wanted to share some fantastic photos that weve received from tabugon in northern cebu, philippines. The toolkit for child friendly spaces in humanitarian settings. Evaluation of child friendly spaces resource centre. Child friendly spacesenvironments cfse is rightsbased approach developed by unicef to guarantee childrens rights to survival, development, participation and protection, particularly in a.
Child friendly spaces research collaboration world vision. This case study describes how child and adolescent friendly spaces set up by plan international after the 2015 nepal earthquake provided physical and emotional safety, information and integrated child protection and education services to children, adolescent girls and boys and their caregivers. Child friendly spaces january march, 2011 status of. Baby friendly spaces do not only focus on breastfeeding and the child. Roshnis family includes her parents, 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother. Childfriendly spaces for adolescent girls in emergency settings. These spaces are especially designed to meet the unique needs of children, many of whom have faced distressing experiences. However, little evidence documents their outcomes and impacts. Child friendly spaces cfs are safe spaces set up in emergency settings to help support and protect children.
Children visit child friendly spaces world vision uk. Recognizing this, the child protection working group cpwg of the global protection cluster and the interagency. Evaluation of child friendly spaces cpc learning network. The photos really speak for themselves, children can come to a child friendly space to have fun and play with other children in a safe environment. Learning from partnership in the response to typhoon haiyan executive summary while many claims are made about the value of working in partnership with local organisations in relief and development contexts, there remains a large gap between rhetoric and reality.
These spaces help children return to a normal routine by offering activities, games and informal education. Educators count children and reunite families by building childfriendly spaces a fundamental necessity as important as food, clothing, and shelter. In addition to the full and summary versions of the world report on child injury prevention, unicef and who have produced a childfriendly version which aims to inform children, aged 7 11 years, about various types of injuries and how these may be prevented. Using a mixture of facts, puzzles, games and other visual material, this document is freely downloadable. Jan 29, 2014 childfriendly spaces offer fun, safety and relief january 29, 2014 pbs featured unicef this month in a blog post highlighting childfriendly spaces safe places where children can gather, learn and play during conflicts and emergencies. Child friendly spaces are widely used in emergencies as a mechanism for protecting children from risk, as a means of promoting children s psychosocial wellbeing, and as a foundation for. Child friendly spaces in nepal world vision australia youtube.
This handbook will guide save the children emergency response personnel and implementing partners in the rapid implementation of effective child. The toolkit for child friendly spaces in humanitarian settings was developed by the international federation of the red cross and red crescent societies reference centre for psychosocial support and world vision international. The women friendly space wfs and child friendly space. Their objective is to restore a sense of normality and continuity to children whose lives have been disrupted by war, natural disaster, or other emergencies. The overall aim is to improve the standards and capacity of field staff, by providing the required knowledge to support the design and operations of child friendly spaces. There are few programmes that provide safe spaces exclusively for girls, although many child friendly spaces cfs run sessions by age and gender. Download fulltext pdf evaluation of child friendly spaces. Some 19 womenfriendly spaces wfs, also known as womens centres or womens safe spaces, set up by the united nations population fund unpfa cater to hundredsofthousands of women and girls, providing healthcare and counselling, as well as professional case management for survivors of violence. Child friendly spaces allow children to spend their time. The activities also focus on the experience and knowledge of the local cultures and habits that.
Most often, we create childfriendly spaces to support children in emergencies for example during conflict or after a natural disaster. Plan international has been providing humanitarian assistance to girls and boys affected by the complex emergency in northern mali since 2012. An interagency series of impact evaluations in humanitarian emergencies research pdf available november 2015 with 290 reads how we measure reads. The essence of a merger by acquisition is that the entire assets of the target are taken over by the acquirer through universal succession. Minimum standards for protective spaces for children. The clubs were launched in 2014 to help children including demobilized soldiers cope with the impacts of conflict, build social cohesion and peacebuilding efforts, and provide children with a safe place to gather and play. Summary of findings world vision and columbia university, working with save the children, unicef and others, engaged in a three year collaborative project to document the outcomes and impacts of cfs and develop capacity for rigorous evaluation. Furthermore current planning approaches in providing child friendly space in rural areas are identified and evaluated.1114 282 225 1203 29 1484 145 1464 279 1235 533 672 591 867 351 817 389 4 483 530 932 880 105 841 703 298 434 1116 508 157 86 758 1492