Child Helpline International
Resilience: Children and Child Helpline in Times of Crisis
At the same, the IC 2022 also looked at the resilience of our Child Helpline Members, who have shown tremendous fortitude in the face of global lockdowns, the Russian-Ukrainian War and other conflicts, and the significant impacts on how child protection services have been able to operate as a result of these events. Specific workshops looked at issues affecting the work of child helplines, including quality and standards, data and research, technology and advocacy.
The IC 2022 culminated in the announcement of the Stockholm Declaration, the statement made on behalf of all members of Child Helpline International, outlining the seven essential measures to be undertaken by all governments and the UN to ensure the rights of children, and the protection of children and young people all around the world. In addition it outlines the actions that should be undertaken by partners in civil society, international agencies and the private sector to support these measures.
Resilience has seen us all successfully overcome enormous pressures in this last period, and against these odds we have pushed on, further and further, with our work. With even more determination, we came together in Stockholm to support each other and to celebrate our movement and our work, which is done tirelessly each and every day and gives children and young people a voice that will truly be heard.
This event was was co-funded by the European Union’s Citizenship, Equality, Rights, Values Programme (2022-2025).