Child Rights Program
BFD is ensuring to seek the progressive fulfillment of children’s rights that children are born with the same dignity, citizenship, and rights as adults.
1- Child Protection
BFD is focusing to address the full spectrum of risk factors related to violence, abuse, and neglect in the lives of vulnerable children and their families; unaccompanied and separated children, children affected by GBV incidences, children associated with armed forces and groups, children injured as a result of the protracted conflict, children with disabilities, children with chronic medical conditions, children in child headed households, abandoned children, neglected children, children with mental health and psychosocial issues, trafficked children and children at risk of trafficking, children in child labour especially hazardous forms of child labour, and children affected by violence in their homes to assess them in overcoming such arduous circumstances by establishing and initiating Child-Friendly Spaces (CFSs) including Psychosocial Social Support (PSS), Case Management (CM), Livelihood activities (socioeconomic reintegration to create economic opportunities for the children and their families), and awareness activities focusing on increasing knowledge of conflict-affected children and caregivers on CP, life threats, access to case management and PSS services demonstrating resilience, and wellbeing, in addition to promoting children reintegration into the formal education system.
2- Girls Education
BFD’s supports Girls’ education as a strategic development priority. Better educated women tend to be more informed about nutrition and healthcare, marry at a later age, and their children are usually healthier.
They are more likely to participate in the formal labor market and earn higher incomes. All these factors combined helped to lift households, communities, and countries out of poverty. Also, contributing and advocating Gender-equitable education systems that empower girls and boys and promote the development of life skills – like self-management, communication, negotiation, and critical thinking – that young people need to succeed. They close skills gaps that perpetuate pay gaps and build prosperity for Yemen.
3- Child Sponsorship
BFD was the first organization to offer supporters the opportunity to sponsor an individual child. When you sponsor a child, you’re not only helping to support a girl or boy as they grow and learn.
Your monthly support gets combined with the support of other sponsors, ultimately helping BFD ensure that all children regardless of whether they have a sponsor are receiving the life-changing benefits of sponsorship.
SDGs Goals in Action
- Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
- Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.