Discrimination and gender based violence against children in the family, community and schools are urgent child protection issue to be addressed and it has been demanding immediate attention of concerned stakeholders as well. Therefore, LIFE Nepal is implementing Child Protection Program (CPP) in 1 Metropolitan City, 1 Sub-Metropolitan City, 24 Municipaltiesan 22 Rural Municipalities of Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat and Parsa) districts of Province – 2, Nepal with the technical and financial assistance from UNICEF, USIAD and Restless Development. The main aim of the program is to prevent and address the issue of gender based violence and violence against children in the program targeted schools. Schools are the devoted fragments of the community. Schools cannot be isolated from the communities. Gender inequalities, violence in the home and social norms are often generated gender based violence in schools. Social prospects and performs can normalize the negative behavior in schools and community. Therefore, it is crucial to facilitate the local governments to establish child protection policy, code of conduct at local government (Palika) level to mitigate the discrimination and violence against children. It is believed that once the incidence of violence reduced at school level, it contributed to decrease the rate of violence in the community. Finally, 174 district and Palika based key stakeholders were trained and sensitized about Child Rights Protection, the participants identified the issues of child protection existing in Palikas and they prioritized the key issues to be addressed, altogether 220 participants trained and sensitized about Child protection policy and CoC. Besides that, district team committed that they will  develop the Child Protection Policy, CoC and implement in each Palikas of the district, 18 complain box distributed by Mayor in schools from their own fund and developed the Palika level draft version of child protection policy and code of conduct, 115 drawing on child protection issues prepared by children and children were sensitized on child protection issues. Discrimination and gender based violence against children in the family, community and schools are urgent child protection issue to be addressed and it has been demanding immediate attention of concerned stakeholders as well. Therefore, LIFE Nepal is implementing Child Protection Program (CPP) in 1 Metropolitan City, 1 Sub-Metropolitan City, 24 Municipaltiesan 22 Rural Municipalities of Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat and Parsa) districts of Province – 2, Nepal with the technical and financial assistance from UNICEF, USIAD and Restless Development. The main aim of the program is to prevent and address the issue of gender based violence and violence against children in the program targeted schools. Schools are the devoted fragments of the community. Schools cannot be isolated from the communities. Gender inequalities, violence in the home and social norms are often generated gender based violence in schools. Social prospects and performs can normalize the negative behavior in schools and community. Therefore, it is crucial to facilitate the local governments to establish child protection policy, code of conduct at local government (Palika) level to mitigate the discrimination and violence against children. It is believed that once the incidence of violence reduced at school level, it contributed to decrease the rate of violence in the community. Finally, 174 district and Palika based key stakeholders were trained and sensitized about Child Rights Protection, the participants identified the issues of child protection existing in Palikas and they prioritized the key issues to be addressed, altogether 220 participants trained and sensitized about Child protection policy and CoC. Besides that, district team committed that they will  develop the Child Protection Policy, CoC and implement in each Palikas of the district, 18 complain box distributed by Mayor in schools from their own fund and developed the Palika level draft version of child protection policy and code of conduct, 115 drawing on child protection issues prepared by children and children were sensitized on child protection issues.

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