Child Protection in Mali

Reporting Organization:Right To Play
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,000,000
Timeframe: June 11, 2015 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Right To Play

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mali - $ 9,820,000.00 (98.20%)

Region - Total Budget Allocation

Developing countries, unspecified - $ 180,000.00 (1.80%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Primary Health Care (8.15 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (35.94 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (21.13 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (17.97 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (14.99 %)

Other (1.82 %)

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The project aims to improve the protection and well-being of more than 70,000 of the most vulnerable children in the Kayes, Mopti and Sikasso regions. It seeks to improve the effectiveness of child protection systems in more than 200 communities and to increase the capacity of decision-makers and local actors to ensure better respect for children’s rights. The project places particular emphasis on children affected by conflict and harmful traditional practices such as early marriage, difficult working conditions in traditional gold mines and begging. Project activities include: (1) training 6,000 stakeholders in the use of the Child Protection Information System (SIPRE) to strengthen protection systems (police, judges, teachers, etc.); (2) training of more than 1,000 decision-makers and community leaders on the importance of child protection and the risks associated with harmful practices and exploitation, particularly those targeting girls; (3) training of 600 community instructors (50% of whom are women) and 300 teachers, to help children improve their ability to make decisions and express themselves on the choices that affect them; (4) providing school supplies for 6,000 children and the rehabilitation of 100 classrooms, 25 play spaces and 3 buildings (taking into account the specific needs of girls) to promote better access to basic social services; and (5) strengthening local structures for psychosocial and recreational support services through sport and play for the rehabilitation, reintegration and guidance of children.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Children, girls Children, boys
Total Direct Population: 70,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: 1) increased effectiveness of the child protection system for a protective environment that respects the rights of children, especially girls, in the Kayes, Sikasso and Mopti regions; 2) increased community capacity to ensure better protection of children, especially girls, during and after crises, against harmful practices in the Kayes, Sikasso and Mopti regions; and 3) increased access to basic social services and sustainable rehabilitation/reintegration measures for children affected by the crisis and those affected by harmful practices, especially girls, in the Kayes, Sikasso and Mopti regions.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2018 include the following: 1) the establishment of a Child Protection Information System (SIPRE) to gather reliable data on vulnerable children in the project intervention areas; 2) a community engagement in the form of 200 village committees on children’s rights violation prevention and alert; 3) 1,189 municipal counsellors and local decision-makers (522 of whom are women) were trained and informed on child protection, including girls, and against harmful practices such as early marriage and excision, as well as on looking after abuse and violence victims; 4) 134 (61 of whom are girls) who were previously excluded from school were integrated with the support of the project; 5) the mayors of the 20 project intervention communes signed a commitment to issue birth certificates; and 6) birth certificates were issued to 634 children (317 of whom are girls) who previously did not have one, enabling them to be enrolled in school.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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