I strongly agree on the need of child-friendly legal advice for children whose rights are violated. Standing up to report is hard, let alone navigating through the system. I am interested in how the advice desk will help children after the advice is provided. I also have concerns that @namuchanamushabati expressed above. The reporting in Indonesia’s child protection cases is often challenged when the victims are dependent on, or closely related with, the perpetrators.
In Indonesia, we’ve been advocating for a referral system in the local governments, so that protection efforts also come with social assistance to empower children and their families. I’m not familiar with Zambia’s child protection landscape, but engaging with existing services might work in providing the much-needed protection. I believe that violence against children happened as a result of interlacing issues that need to be addressed comprehensively. Aside from changing the norms in children’s treatment and direct protection through legal mechanisms, providing services and assistance is also crucial.
We cannot help with the funding but please let me know if I can help personally. We mostly do research and currently, we’re supporting national VACS, so we have materials on ethical considerations in working with children or response mechanism good luck @chiko !