The second competition for small projects for organizations of Learning Action Partnership (LAP) took place in June and July 2020. In the defined for collecting proposals deadline five proposals were presented, among which with the help of a special selected committee, as well of organizations members of LAP, for supporting were approved three:
Project ‘ACT>Re-Act>ImpACT! – innovative approach for advocacy of HGO concerning sexual exploitation of children’ of Re-Act Association has the ambition to develop innovative business oriented approach for effective advocacy of NGO with the help of professionals in marketing sphere.
Project ‘Can You See Me? – the hidden vulnerability of children from sexual exploitation and violence’ of ‘Parents’ Associationwill contribute for improving and effective applying of ‘Mechanism for reaction against harassment and violence in the institutions in the system of preschool and school education’ as exploring the gaps concerning prevention and its effective applying in cases of risk and/or cases of sexual exploitation and violence against children, including online.
Project ‘Individual Protection – advocating for changes in the legislation for individual assessment of children victims of sexual exploitation’ of Social Activities and Practices Institute (SAPI) is aiming to improve the policy and the law on individual assessment of children, victims of crimes, incl. sexual exploitation within the meaning of a directive 29/2012/ЕС.
The second edition of the competition for small projects for the members of LAP took place in seeking proposals for the priority area on advocacy and improving policies and legislation frame for better protection. The implementation of the projects is starting during October 2020.
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The first part of the initiative ‘small projects’ was implemented earlier this year, it is supporting proposals of other colleagues of the Partnership. They started their realization in the period May – September and are in priority area ‘Changing social attitudes and ‘zero’ tolerance towards the cases of sexual exploitation of children’:
Project ‘Hope for future without violence’ of PULSE Foundation and TULIP Foundation is an initiative aiming to reach communities in small locations and marginalized groups in six locations in Bulgaria.
Project ‘Young people leading the change’ of Applied Research and Communications Foundation is to identify the gaps concerning knowledge about the risks from sexual exploitation of children online and their skills needed to protect and react when problem online.
Project ‘And is that so… ?’ (stories for the power and violence) of Know-How Center for Alternative care of Children of NBU is aiming to give voice and words of children experienced violence and sexual exploitation, as well to empower professionals with knowledge and skills to work with such children.
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The so called ‘small’ projects are implemented as part of the initiative of Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) ‘The Ability to Change’, which main activities are to support, prevent and protect children from violence and sexual exploitation.