ERIKS Development Partner

Right to Protection

The right to protection is integral to ERIKS. It is addressed in different ways with the aim to contribute to the prevention of and response to child abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence in communities where ERIKS and its partner organisations are working.

The goal of child protection is to promote, protect and fulfil children’s rights to protection as expressed in the UNCRC Articles 9, 19, 32, 35, 40. In addition to the above, ERIKS recognises that harm includes physical, sexual, social, psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects which affects the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship or responsibility, trust or power. Children must be protected from both potential and actual harm.