In the world today, almost one child out of five lives in extreme poverty; yet only 35 percent of children worldwide benefit from effective access to social protection programmes. Social protection systems and child welfare address poverty through social insurance and social assistance. Child protection programmes, with policies focused on children’s wellbeing, shares similar goals.
But the experiences of families in extreme poverty reveal a disconnect between the two sets of policies, which fail to tackle the multiple deprivations they face. This side event will address this disconnect and explore how to strengthen the linkages between child protection and social protection in a way that is more supportive of family-based and community-based responses.
ATD (All Together in Dignity) Fourth World Movement works to overcome the injustices of persistent poverty and social exclusion by bringing together people from all walks of life, learning from people who face poverty every day, and running family and community projects. ATD Fourth World has grassroots teams in 34 countries and works with the United Nations, UNICEF, UNESCO, the ILO, the Council of Europe and the European Union.