Efforts to promote child protection extended far beyond institutional and governmental levels, reaching into the very fabric of communities through sensitization initiatives. These initiatives were designed to raise awareness about violence against children and empower community members, including the children themselves.
The media played a significant role in amplifying the issue and bringing it to public attention. Media was crucial, as it led to highlighting cases of abused children and closely following up on the legal proceedings.
This heightened awareness created a sense of vigilance within the community, fostering an environment where everyone felt alert and responsible for safeguarding children's well-being.
Vital was the empowerment of children themselves. Through targeted programs and training initiatives, children were educated about their rights and responsibilities, empowering them to be agents of change in their own lives and those of others around them.
An effective strategy involved sensitizing children within schools, acknowledging the positive impact of disseminating information about child rights and reporting mechanisms. By providing children with this knowledge, they became more aware of their rights and the proper channels for seeking help and support.
This awareness translated into a proactive approach, where children actively participated in protecting themselves and their peers from violence. Children and youth had started reporting cases of other children who have been violated.