The second International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse is sponsored financially by Plan Netherlands with Technical support from Plan Ghana.
About Plan Netherlands
Plan Netherlands is a member of Plan International, an independent international, humanitarian, child-focused development organisation with no political, religious or commercial affiliations.
Since 1937, Plan works in often complex circumstances in developing countries to achieve sustainable improvements in the lives of children and their families. Plan uses a child-focused community development approach for its projects and programmes in 48 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Worldwide, Plan promotes child rights as well as improved compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Throughout, Plan Nederland emphasizes on the rights of and
opportunities for girls.
Plan Netherlands emphasizes on the rights and opportunities for girls because – sadly - discrimination and inequality based on sex is common practice in many developing countries.
Plan Netherlands envisions a world in which girls enjoy the same rights and opportunities as boys, because this is a precondition for a world in which every child can reach its full potential. Plan is convinced that it can help children best when it finds solutions to the unequal and unjust situation girls face. Plan Netherlands therefore aims to unleash the power
About Plan Ghana
Plan Ghana focuses on encouraging childhood survival activities such as ensuring that all children aged under 5 are vaccinated against major life-threatening diseases and that their parents are shown how to reduce the risk of malaria to their infants.
This programme provides farmers in rural communities with high yielding seed varieties and facilitates year-round access to water to ensure good, regular harvests.
Creating awareness of child rights
Plan Ghana promotes children’s rights and issues affecting children through media programmes, children’s clubs and government lobbying.
One area of focus is our Universal Birth Registration campaign, which seeks to ensure that all children are given official identities so that they can access their rights to social services, such as health care and education, and gain protection from child labour and trafficking.