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Enhancing Protection and Justice for Vulnerable Children and Youth in Jordan


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Enhancing Protection and Justice for Vulnerable Children and Youth in Jordan

Pays/Région : Jordan

Durée : 01.02.2023 - 31.12.2025

Children are among the most affected by multiple crisis in Jordan. The holistic child protection intervention proposed by Terre des hommes (Tdh) addresses and responds to the complex and intertwined protection needs of the most vulnerable children and youth in Jordan. It links quality of services with institutionalcapacity building and advocacy, thereby fostering a right-based and more sustainable child protection system and addressing hindering social norms in a comprehensive way.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : The regional refugee crisis including the influx of Syrian refugees over the past decade have placed a significant strain on Jordanian social and economic resources and public services. The recent impacts of COVID-19 and the increasing costs of living, spurred by the Russia-Ukraine crisis, impose unstable and difficult living conditions for refugees as well as the most vulnerable Jordanians. As of 2021, unemployment in Jordan had reached 25% while youth unemployment stood at 48%. 24.1% of the population in Jordan live below the absolute poverty line, surviving on less than $1 a day. Children and youth comprise the largest age group in Jordan (40% of the population is under 18, of which almost 30% are nonJordanian). Poverty, lack of meaningful opportunities and harmful social norms, both trigger and exacerbate violence against children, including child marriage, child labour, children in contact with the law, and domestic violence, and increased Mental Healtg and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs.
* Objectifs  : The most vulnerable children and youth from refugee and host communities in Jordan live in a protective environment and enjoy their rights and enhnace their access to child-and-genderappropriate protective and justice services.
* Groupes cibles  : The project will target a total of 14,920 direct beneficiaries detailed as follow : - Through protection services, the project will reach 12,330 vulnerable children (aged 8-18) and youth (aged 18-24) - Through awareness raising, capacity buiding and advocacy, the project will reach 2,590 parents, caregivers, community members, CBO staff, CBO volunteers, and governmental employees from the Ministry of Social Development, Juvenile and Family Protection Department and the Ministry of Justice. An estimated total of 28,550 Indirect Beneficiaries (parents, peers, professionals) will also be reached.

Partenaires  : Terre des Hommes Lausanne

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 3’000’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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