Every child has a right to grow in a safe environment and a right to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health, which includes reproductive health.

To maintain well-balanced reproductive health, children need early awareness education that supports the child’s development providing information and skills to better protect themselves and other children.

In addition, with appropriate education, it is possible to support professionals working with children and youth and thus prevent child sexual abuse.

These are the themes of the CSAPE 2022-2024 project that will focus on:

  • Ensuring that children have the knowledge of reproductive health and the skills to protect themselves from child sexual abuse;
  • Strengthening the capacities of relevant professionals to work with young people to promote early intervention and prevention of child sexual abuse.

To accomplish this, materials and training packages to train young people, parents and professionals working with children (5- to 11-year-olds) will be developed and training delivered during the project.

CSAPE is an EU funded two-year (2022-2024) project that is conducted in collaboration with five European countries: Finland ( Pelastakaa Lapset ry– Save the Children Finland), Iceland (Barnaheill – Save the Children Island), Albania (Albania | Save the Children), Bosnia-Herzegovina (Save the Children International, implementing department North West Balkans | Save the Children), and Grece (KMOP - Social Action and Innovation Centre).

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