Child Protection Index to be launched in Moldova

Photography credits: Silviu Ghetie

On 16 June, the report Moldova 2015 : The Child Protection Index. Measuring the Fulfilment of a Child’s Rights will be presented in Chisinau, Moldova.

The event will take place within the General Assembly of the The Alliance of Active NGO’s in the Field of Social Protection of Family and Child from the Republic of Moldova (APSCF) from 09.00 AM at Centrul de Instruiri „FIDES”, Mușatinilor 1/3 Street, sector Buiucani (Piața Delfin). You can download the agenda of the event here.

Stela Vasluian, APSCF President, Mariana Ianachevici, Executive Director of AVE Copiii Association and ChildPact President and Călin Pop from the Federation of NGOs for Child from Romania, will welcome the participants. The morning session will mainly be dedicated to discussing the current situation of the Moldavian coalition, its statute and the elections of the new APSCF president.

The session dedicated to the presentation of the index will be moderated by Andy Guth, World Vision’s key technical child protection expert for the Index. He will present the data collection methods and the results of the index in Moldova.

The Child Protection Index – a joint project by World Vision International and ChildPact – is an independent tool to measure each country’s child protection reforms in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The pilot in Moldova is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania through Romania’s Development Cooperation Programme (RoAid) and implemented with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Regional Bureau for Europe and Central Asia. The Index points out how each country performs across more than 500 indicators, adapted from the official UNCRC implementation checklist, with the understanding that child protection is a system of different parts, levels, actors and responsibilities within families, civil society and government.