43rd Session – Ethiopia. Recommendations to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child prepared by Child Helpline International and Member Helplines – May 2006

Recommendations to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child prepared by Child Helpline International and member helplines (CHI) in 1996. Annually child helplines receive 11.3 million calls from children and youth needing care and protection. The report provides recommendations on the start-up and scale-up of child helpline in Ethiopia. The report recommends that a 3-4 digit, toll free, national helpline be accessible to all children, particularly those marginalized and disadvantaged. It describes the current status of the helpline and opportunities for collaboration with NGOs and the government to scale up the helpline’s activities to reach out to more children.

Published 2010-06-23