Capacity Building for Law Enforcers
Comprehensive child protection laws have been in place for years but enforcement remains a challenge partly due to insufficient budget allocated for the laws’ full implementation. An example is the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009, which requires considerable resources to provide assistance and support to child victims, and train law enforcement personnel. Law enforcers and service providers need to be equipped with knowledge, capacities, skills and tools before laws may be fully implemented.
To fill the gaps, we have conducted capacity building training to strengthen existing practices in the conduct of police investigation and rescue of child victims of sexual exploitation. These training activities provide participants with opportunities to revisit salient provisions of existing laws on CSEC, scrutinize real-life cases of child exploitation, and analyze challenges encountered by authorities when handling cases.