The Arab Regional Resource Center aims to organizations and service professionals in the Arab region in the field of child abuse and neglect through the inclusion of knowledge sources translated and written in Arabic, serving professionals in the region. It aims that the project serve as a central point in the Arab region, working with governments and non-governmental organizations to increase capacity on the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing multi-disciplinary materials to address gaps in knowledge in the field of prevention and treatment of violence against child abuse and neglect of children in the region. We also seek to identify subject areas through an assessment that identifies the strengths and weaknesses in the area of child protection in the Arab region, as well as the resources available and resources needed by the community to meet the needs of children, youth and families.

We plan to continue to build data sources and provide a base for the development of policies and infrastructure to implement best practices and solutions that build strong and caring environments for children and families in Arab societies.

2016 Highlights

  • Creation and development of resource center website
  • Created regional child helpline directory and posted to website for public use
  • Created online resource library with over 130 publication and materials in Arabic and English