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May 2014Vol. 15, No. 5Best Child Protection Practices From Around the World

Organizations and government agencies around the world are actively working to provide protection to children who experience child abuse and neglect, violence, child prostitution and pornography, trafficking, and other injustices. The Protection Project at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children have released the third edition in the series of 100 Best Practices in Child Protection, which provides examples from around the world of successful initiatives established  by individuals, governments, and organizations concerned with protecting children.

The document is divided into the following seven parts and includes a brief synopsis of the selected programs under the corresponding topic:

  • Part I. Child Protection Principles and Definitions
  • Part II. Child Protection Measures and Services
  • Part III. Protection of Children in the Family and Community
  • Part IV. Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation
  • Part V. Protection of Children from Economic Exploitation
  • Part VI. Protection of Children in Situations of Emergency
  • Part VII. Protection of Children in the Justice System

100 Best Practices in Child Protection is available on the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children website: (1 MB)

For more information on the Protection Project, visit its website: