Gender Equality in Practice of Child Clubs, Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Parents/Caregivers Groups

Robin Mauney, Rachan Srun - Plan International

Plan International Cambodia is implementing child protection programs across target provinces (Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum, Stung Treng, and Ratanak Kiri). The child protection program aims at ‘Girls and boys of all ages, especially the most marginalized are protected from violence, abuse and neglect.’ The purpose of this study is to better understand how gender inequality impacts the Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms, its child clubs and caregiver groups and how programming should be targeted to being gender transformative – changing social norms that promote gender inequality.

The methodology for conducing the study included a desk review, key informant interviews and a brief survey were conducted with boys and girls in Child Clubs, men and women in Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms (CPCPMS), Parent/Caregiver Groups and duty bearers in the community.