On April 22, the "Psychological Assistance 2016 Forum - and the"Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action"conference sponsored by the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, supported by the World Declaration Society and the China Women's Development Foundation, was held in Beijing.
In the past two years, thanks to the vigorous promotion of Oxfam, fisheries, sagacity and Yong'an Emergency Response, more and more domestic public welfare teams engaged in emergency relief and post-disaster assistance have recognized the Global Plan, a joint initiative launched in 1997 by a large number of non-governmental humanitarian organizations around the world and framed by the Humanitarian Charter. A set of minimum standards for vital life rescue has been developed. More content about this standard can be reached to the last click to read the original text.
The Minimum Criteria for the Protection of Children in Humanitarian Action was set in September 2012, which is consistent with the basic premises of the Global Plan and is structured to be used in conjunction with the Global Plan Manual. The contents include "Principles and Methods", "Criteria for Ensuring the Quality of Response to Child Protection", "Criteria for Response to Child Protection Needs" and "Criteria for Developing Appropriate Child Protection Strategies". The standards take into account the operational standards at each rescue stage and under various types of problems. For example, the standards in response to the needs of child protection provide specific and enforceable reference programmes for child justice, sexual violence, child labour, unattended children, mental disorders and other situations.
The translation work was completed by a translation team set up by the United Nations International Program (China), Mercy International and Save the Children. Deng Yuhua, director of comprehensive functions of the China Office of the World Vision Society, told the Public Welfare Times that this is the staff and experts engaged in child protection in many institutions around the world. They have passed for a long time and summed up these standards. It can tell the people who carry out public welfare projects about the relevant code of work for children, how to put child protection elements into the operation of the project, how to treat children, what can be done, what should not be done. This standard can also be used for reference in project design.
Even when the minimum standards cannot be met for objective reasons, the minimum standards can be used to measure gaps in order to adjust inputs or as the ultimate goal of child protection.
Deng Yuhua said that this standard of course requires a localization process, China is also a very characteristic country. We first translate it to make it known and known in China. How to apply to the project depends on the project personnel to explore slowly, and then make it more suitable for the situation around China.
"In addition, it is now very common for domestic public welfare organizations to go out, such as the Poverty Alleviation Foundation has sent a team to Ecuador (under the coordination of the United Nations Office for Emergency Disaster Response), when it is necessary to understand international standards and practices in order to participate effectively in international cooperation." Deng Yuhua said, "this is a common language and communication platform. We are also consulting with members of the Global Planning Commission to promote humanitarian relief standards in conjunction with the Global Plan.