Factors Affecting Child Protection Systems Response to Addressing Child Maltreatment in Arada Sub City, Addis Ababa City Administration

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Addis Ababa University


The general objective of this study is to understand child protection systems opportunities and challenges in Arada sub city of Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Hence, concrete evidences are provided to GOs, NGOs & UN agencies for nationwide child protection system strengthening initiatives. A qualitative research design was used. Key informant interview, individual stories and focus group discussion and document review were used to collect the data. The research was targeted different community members (parents, teachers, communr~y representative) and institutions (law enforcing bodies, schools, NGOs and GOs) in Arada sub city of Addis Ababa City Administration. In order to select the participant of the research Purposive sampling techniques was employed. This study revealed that still thousands of children in Arada sub city who need various services are unattended by both formal and informal systems due to poor coordination and collaboration between them . In addition to these, the study showed that there is a clear disconnect between the formal and informal systems that are believed to contributing positive ly for the protection of children. Finally, the research concluded that the major factors for dys-functioning of the existing systems both in governmental and non-governmental organizations including CBO's are lack of common platforms that could bring together all child protection actors to collectively act against challenges and maximizing their good practices to benefit children.



Factors Affecting Child, Protection Systems Response