Advocating the Rights of Children (ARC) has conducted HOPE Campaign awareness sessions on child abuse prevention in all islands of Laamu Atoll, in partnership with Dhiraagu, Maldivian Aero, Timber House & Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services. HOPE Campaign was launched by ARC in 2010, to combat all forms of violence against children, focusing on ways to recognize respond and report child abuse and neglect. It includes awareness sessions for children and parents as well as workshops for teachers.
More than 1300 students studying in Grades 4 to 8 in L. Gan, Fonadhoo, Hithadhoo, Isdhoo, Kalhaidhoo, Maavah, Maamendhoo, Kunahandhoo, Dhanbidhoo, Maabaidhoo and Mundoo participated in the awareness sessions held between February and June this year.
HOPE Campaign sessions have been conducted in Haa Alif Atoll, Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Shaviyani Atoll, Alif Alif Atoll and Fuvahmulah City, in addition to all islands of Kaafu Atoll, Vaavu Atoll, Meemu Atoll and Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, to date.