Islamic Relief believes that all children have a right to personal dignity and protection from abuse, recognising the special responsibility and duty of care it bears to create a safe environment for children within the projects and programmes it manages and supports. Child abuse can be found in different forms such as physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, negligent treatment and exploitation. It is therefore vital to IR that child protection, safety and wellbeing should be recognised as being of critical importance.
Child abuse is a menace prevalent in all societies, cultures, institutions and religious establishments, and an area of concern for IR. Islamic Relief will work towards and is interested in research addressing issues of child protection by looking at the following areas:
- identifying areas of improvement to help and support our international communities in child protection issues
- developing faith based perspectives and tools to champion advocacy to influence change