The project ‘United Voices for Children’ is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project partners are 7 ChildPact members (or organizations who act on behalf of the non-registered members) from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, and Serbia.

The project aims to contribute to child well-being, protection and rights through strengthening civil society. Civil society has the expertise and the mission to solve the complexities that inhibit progress and the government has the ability to finance and scale effective interventions. As a part of civil society, regional coalitions of NGOs, strengthened and united under ChildPact, will make use of their expertise and joint power to monitor and influence government action on behalf of vulnerable children.

ACTIVITIES

  • Increase the visibility of national coalitions through trainings, coaching programs, roundtables and field trips for journalists, create and implement strategies for celebrity and business engagements, develop minimum operational standards and building long-term funding habits.
  • Create an evidence base for advocacy and policy engagement by developing a Child Protection Index in each participating country. The Index will capacitate national coalitions to build policy recommendations based on regional snapshots and national comparisons.
  • Advocate effectively at national and regional level by increasing the political and diplomatic engagement with stakeholders and by organizing learning events, mentoring sessions and capacity exchanges.

– See more at: http://www.childpact.org/projects/united-voices-for-children/#sthash.eQjfnnAF.dpuf