Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Children in all the SAARC Member States
Children are better protected through a comprehensive child protection systems set up at regional and national levels that prevent, mitigate and respond to violence against children; and
Governments, Civil Society, NGOs, UN and children formalize linkages to better cooperate, share experiences and learning for increased impact on actions to end violence against children.
Protecting children from violence are one of the priorities of SDF. Violence against children has a devastating impact — threatening children’s survival, development and participation in society. SDF is working with communities and partners at the national and regional levels to fight violence against children and promise a future worthy of children’s potential. In response to the continued violence meted against children in the region SDF jointly with SAIEVAC Secretariat have initiated a project ‘South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children’ to curb the problem of violence against children in the SAARC region.