SPL-Child Protection Project achievements 2008-2012
I. HISTORY OF THE PROJECT SPL has been implementing projects supported by UNICEF for community mobilization on child protection in emergencies since 2008. The three phases (June 2008 to July 2009, August 2009 to December 2010 and May 2011 to April 2012) mobilized 555 of communities of which 111 are host communities. One CPC (9 average members) was established for each community mobilized across all seven regions (Galgadud, Hiran, Middle Shabelle, Lower Shabelle, Bay, Lower Jubba and Benadir) in CSZ of Somalia.

Advocacy meetings on child protection were organized for 2,520(1200 are female and 1320 male) from civil society and local authorities in the project areas to address child protection issues such as child recruitment, GBV, child labour, S/UAC, and corporal punishment at schools. The project directly reached and addressed the different protection problems of 29,416 children.


·Facilitated the formation and/or strengthening of 557 community-based child protection committees with 4,995 members (of which 2,760 are male and 2,235 are female) for conducting advocacy, referral and IDTR activities in Banadir, Middle Shabelle, Lower Shabelle, Bay, Lower Juba, Hiiran and Galgadud regions in south and central Somalia.

·CPCs undertook child protection awareness raising, advocacy, referral, IDTR and MRE activities among community members, particularly 42,860 IDP households of which (53,785 are women, 47,150 men, 104,175 girls and 94,890 boys) in the target project areas.

·CPCs and traditional elders successfully released 257 children associated with AS insurgents for family reintegration and rehabilitation.

·CPCs trace and reunite with their families 128 separated and unaccompanied children (of which 112 are boys and 16 are girls) between the ages of (5-14).

·7,500 children (45% girls) no longer suffer corporal punishment at Madarassa schools after CPCs together with parents advocate with teachers & teachers adopted to discipline friendly.

·Identified 1,466 children with protection problems in project areas provided with medical referral support of which 64 died of their injuries and the rest recovered well.

·382 children working and living on the streets receive free education after CPCs advocated with schools in Mogadishu, Beledweyn and Dhusamareb districts.

·In last year drought of 2011, CPAs/CPCs referred 1,896 malnourished children of which (951 are boys and 420 are girls) to nutrition centers in Mogadishu, kismayu, Beledweyne, Jowhar, Merca, Dhusmareb, Abduwaq and Adado districts of which all recovered well.

·SPL supported ambulances (Amiin and Life Line Africa) evacuate 1,842 children with different protection problems to healthcare centers in Mogadishu.

·After CPA/CPC jointly conduct MRE focal point trainings and awareness raising of 26,538 IDPs of which (4,874 are women, 3,547 men, 9,987 girls and 8,130 boys), exposure to risks from land mines/UXO is reduced in the IDP camps in the project areas.

·Sensitized IDPs to understand clear child protection messages to 360,000 people in Mogadishu of whom 180,000 are male and 280,000 female through local FM radio stations raising awareness on key child protection issues which include child recruitment, GBV and corporal punishment.

No of communities mobilized from June 2008 – April 2012

Region Banadir Afgoi corridor Galgudud Hiran Lower Jubba Middle Shabele Lower Shabele Bay Total
# of communities mobilized per region 128 191 59 21 56 30 35 37 557
Total # of CPCs members 1,152 1,719 531 189 504 252 315 333 4,995
Total # of beneficiaries 84,149 10,008 10,496 2,883 8,218 2,753 5,376 2,997 126,880

NB:The 143 communities mobilized in Afgoi corridor have all relocated to other areas such as Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, and Middle Shabelle regions. Most of these IDPS relocated after Al Shabab (AS) banned relief agencies from providing support to IDPs camps and the few IDPS who remained afterwards & left when TFG/AMISOM forces worked to capture Afgoi corridor from AS insurgents. There are no IDPS currently living in the Afgoi corridor.

Somali peace line is committed to Promoting mechanisms for sustainable peace and enjoyment of rights by all
A stable Somalia in which all its citizens exercise their rights and resolve their conflicts peacefully
Contributed community empowerment in peacebuilding and protection of human rights in collaboration with key stakeholders.
1. Somali Peace Line will maintain Political and Social Non-partisanship
2. SPL will be transparent and accountable in all its dealings
3. In all matters concerning a child, SPL promotes the best interest of the child
4. SPL will invest in the capacity of Somalis to solve their own problems
5. Reduction and/or elimination of poverty and illiteracy is a legitimate component of SPL approaches for sustainable in Somalia
6. Gender Equity features and is reflected in all SPL work

1. To contribute to the building of sustainable peace and stability in Somalia

2. To build the capacities of the community groups to enable them solve their internal problems, through research, conflict resolution, consultation meetings and discussions with specific issues and public concerns.
Organizational Philosophy
SPL is committed to persuade the Somali society to be amenable to understand themselves and their nature, their potentials and limitations, their place in the universe and relationships with each other and with whole mankind.
Organizational Structure
The General Assembly is the highest body of SPL. It has a governing body, which comprises a chairman, programme manager, Admin and finance manager and project managers that mobilizes the required resources and ensures effective management of the organization.
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