Organisation’s Policy

Chalkboard Kenya’s Company Policy

We condemn the exploitation of children, a fundamental abuse of a child’s human rights and dignity, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate business with any person that is engaged or associated with any form of exploitation. Education, travel and tourism businesses have an important role to play in protecting children’s rights. The Chalkboard Kenya Code of Conduct commits the Organisation to upholding the principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

 

 

Background Information

Child protection refers to preventing and responding to violence, exploitation and abuse against children – including commercial sexual exploitation, trafficking, child labour and harmful traditional practices, such as female genital mutilation/cutting and child marriage. Violations of the child’s right to protection take place in every country and are massive, under-recognised and under-reported barriers to child survival and development, in addition to being human rights violations.

(Source: UNICEF Child Protection Information Sheet http://www.unicef.org/publications/)

 

Child abuse can take four forms, all of which can cause long term damage to a child: physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and child sexual abuse. Bullying and domestic violence are also forms of child abuse.

(Source: UK National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children:http://www.nspcc.org.uk/ )

 

The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

(Source: UN Global Compact website www.unglobalcompact.org )

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people (aged 17 and under) a comprehensive set of rights.

(Source: Unicef – http://www.unicef.org.uk/Documents/Publications/rightsleaflet2011.pdf )