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Rehabilitation and reintegration of minors involved in commercial sexual exploitation and exposed to sexual abuse in Murmansk city

Project title Rehabilitation and reintegration of minors involved in commercial sexual exploitation and exposed to sexual abuse in Murmansk city
Database Data manually inserted in the NDPHS Database
ID in the source database 1399
Thematic area
  • Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Communicable Diseases (other than HIV/AIDS and TB)
  • Development of Health Systems and Social Services
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lifestyle-related Diseases
  • Management of Cooperation Processes
Topic Rehabilitation and reintegration of minors involved in commercial sexual exploitation and exposed to sexual abuse in Murmansk city
Project geographical area
  • Norway
  • Russia
Substate level / administrative units /regions Murmansk Oblast
Lead partner (organisation) New Beginning
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) no data
Partner organisations Norwegian Sami Mission/Norges Samemisjon
Start date 2010-04-15
End date 2010-12-31
Duration (months) 8
Target audience - Sexually-abused children; - Minors involved in commercial sexual exploitation; - Children at risk. The project is aimed at providing overall assistance to an average of 25 children annually (about 20 girls and 5 boys) by providing all kinds of support to sexually-abused children or those involved in commercial sexual exploitation.
Summary Main target groups are sexually-abused children and those involved in CSE, children at risk. Upon implementation of the project target group children will be detected and will be offered an overall (psychological, social and other) support. The project is designed to decrease number of sexually-abused children and those involved in CSE in Murmansk, as well as to restore their normal life by personal overall support. Governmental structures, organizations and the public will be more concerned about the issue, and will pay their attention to the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. Since the main goal of the project is to create an effective system for psychological and social rehabilitation of victims of sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation, as well as preventive work against involvement of children in CSE in Murmansk region, it is necessary to have cooperation and coordination between different sectors for successful results. We hope to develop the necessary cooperation and coordination under the project implementation, to draw attention of governmental structures and that local administration will succeed in finding possibilities for future financial support of the project.
Background - How and why did the project idea appear? - What are the characteristics of the area where the project will be implemented? - Population, needs, social-economic situation, etc. Analysis of the situation with children, a high degree of their vulnerability and absence of a system that provides overall assistance to sexually abused children as well as to children involved in commercial sexual exploitation – were the reasons that encouraged Fund specialists to take the topic. Current situation • Decrease in child population. Murmansk population as of January 1, 2006 was 325 thousand inhabitants, in 2009 - 311,2 thousand. Child population decreases. Resident population aged 0 to 17 years old in Murmansk region was: 183.127 persons in2004, 175.274 persons in 2005, 145.700 persons as of 1.07.2006. Over the last 10 years child population of the Murmansk region has decreased by 84.5 thousand (by 30%). In comparison to the decrease rate of general population of the region, child population decrease rate is several times higher. • Increase of socially vulnerable and disadvantaged families with minors. There is a large number of needy families as well as families at social risk, many migrants from other regions of Russia and CIS countries in Murmansk and Murmansk region. • Increase of alcohol- and drug-addicted families. Children and teenagers suffer from their parents who drink alcohol and don’t take proper care of them. There’s an increase of children and young people who drink alcohol and take drugs. • There’s an increased number of children leaving families due to family conflicts and domestic violence. • An increase in number of HIV and STD infected minors. For the first time syphilis and gonorrhea diagnosis among 0- to 14-year-olds have been recorded: 19 persons in 2001,16 in 2002. Among minors-aged from 15 to 17 years old: 156 persons in 2001, 150 persons in 2002. The situation with reproductive health of young people is alarming. • There’s an increase in number of child and teenager crimes. These circumstances create a situation when children become highly vulnerable to those who want to use them in commercial sexual activity. Russia faces a problem when children are more and more actively involved in prostitution, sex-business, porn-industry. According to specialists, Russia is in the top 20 countries by increasing rate of child prostitution. There’s no official statistics on a number of children and teenagers involved in prostitution in Murmansk. According to unofficial statistics, Murmansk has about 100 illegal clubs that employ commercial sex-workers, including minors aged between 15 and 18. The project will promote strengthening local capacity building in matters of overall assistance to sexually abused children and those involved in commercial sexual exploitation.
Objectives - What aims/results are expected from the project? - What do you want to affect in the first place? Aims: • Fulfillment of children’s rights to protection from all kinds of violence and sexual exploitation by providing an overall assistance to sexually-abused children and those involved in commercial sexual exploitation, aimed at their rehabilitation and reintegration. • Creating an effective system of psychological and social rehabilitation for sexually abused children and victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Also preventive activity against involvement of children in commercial sexual exploitation in Murmansk region. Tasks: - Providing overall social-psychological assistance to sexually-abused children and those involved in CSE by psychological-social follow-up using case management model; - Development and implementation of programs aimed at rehabilitation and reintegration of sexually-abused minors and those involved in CSE; as well as development of methods for increased motivation of children to change their own life and stop CSE; - Organizing activities on preventive work for violence, risk behavior, HIV/AIDS and STD; - Establishing cooperation between governmental and non-governmental organizations concerning CSE on a local level; - Competence building of Murmansk specialists working with sexually-abused children and minors involved in commercial sexual exploitation.
Specific objectives/indicators 1) Research and analysis of information about children involved in CSE: their location, problems and reasons for doing prostitution. 2) Gathering information about sexually-abused children and those involved in sexual exploitation: - participation in weekly meetings of Committee on juvenile affairs, - discussions with specialists (Center of psychological diagnostics, orphanages, boarding schools). 3) Using method of an individual case follow-up («case management») – development and implementation of personal support plan for every child considering his/her life situation. Personal aid plan is made with the help from experts: psychologists, social workers, health workers, lawyers – depending on the case. Planning is also made with the child’s participation who is playing an active role in choosing the aid he/she needs. 4) Providing overall psychological, social and legal support to minors involved in CSE. Overall support includes: • Psychological support - Personal psychological counseling for children (crisis counseling, relief of traumatic experience); - Intervention exercises, - Group training, - Follow-up during forensic tests. Methods: art therapy, game therapy, fairy tale therapy, sand therapy, playing with water and sand, methods to relieve anxiety (relaxation, deep breathing). • Social support - Solving practical life issues of a child sending them to rehabilitation centers, boarding house establishments; - Support in preparation of documents; - Social and legal support; - Facilitation in receiving medical help, accompanying children to medical institutions; - Support in training and professional education; - Organizing leisure activities for children; - Support in recovery of social behavior skills, activities for social adaptation of children (excursions, cinema, circus, oceanarium, sport activities, picnics, ecological activities; organizing festivals for children, where they have opportunities to express themselves, their abilities and talents); - Leisure activities (visiting swimming pool, fitness trainings, children camps, etc); - Humanitarian aid to families if needed. 5) Development and implementation of programmes aimed at rehabilitation and reintegration of sexually-abused minors and those involved in CSE Programmes on rehabilitation and reintegration of minors includes backpacking, out-of-town psychological camps, course studies etc. * Out-of-town camps include: - workshops for girls on personal care (elementary make-up, manicure, personal hygiene), - workshops on housekeeping (making pizza and sandwiches), - training exercises for recognition of one's individuality, revealing inner potential resources etc.; * «Rehabilitation tourism» - a few days of backpacking with children having sports, touristic and psychological programs. 6) Counseling room, where main support is given to children who suffered sexual abuse and/or experienced sexual exploitation; 7) Activities on socializing children involved in CSE (involving children in sport, tourism, field camps, etc.); 8) Detecting children at risk, providing them children necessary support and involving them in preventive activities concerning violence, HIV/AIDS and STD; 9) Information campaigns, actions to attract government and public attention to the problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children; 10) Building “cooperation network” – networking and engaging organizations and structures to provide effective support to sexually-abused children/children involved in sexual exploitation (development of a closer cooperation with governmental structures (department for violations in the field of public morals, subdivisions on juvenile affairs and so on) and non-governmental organizations.
Results no data
Total foreseen budget EUR 46,129
Total implementation costs
(for completed projects, if available)
no data
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2010-04-15
Financing agencies / organisations Ministry of Health and Care Services of Norway
Project's URL / project's website no data
Papers associated with this project no data
Further information - Monthly schedule helping to bring your plans into action. Activity Plan 2010 in the framework of the project «Rehabilitation and reintegration of sexually-abused minors and those involved in commercial sexual exploitation in Murmansk» № Activity Deadline Responsible person 1. Actions aimed at timely detection and overall rehabilitation of children 1.1 Gathering information about sexually-abused children and those involved in sexual exploitation Regular updates of the database: - participation in weekly meetings of Committee on juvenile affairs, - discussions with experts and specialists (Center of psychological diagnostics, orphanages, boarding schools). throughout the year Organization’s employees 1.2. Development of personal support plans for every child, including psychological, social and legal follow-up. throughout the year Organization’s employees 1.3. Rehabilitation activity according to personal support plans. throughout the year Psychologists, social workers of the organization 1.4. Development and implementation of activities aimed at reintegration of minors involved in CSE: - out-of-town psychological camp Camp «Just between us, girls» - Career guidance; - Housekeeping workshops (cooking easy dishes – pizza, pancakes, sandwiches), - activities aimed at forming a healthy lifestyle attitude; (visiting swimming pool, fitness exercises, etc.); - job courses - «Rehabilitation tourism» Several day trips including sport, tourism and psychological trainings (2 trips a year) - Activities aimed at children’s participation in social life (participation in campaign «It must not hurt to be a child», forums of youth initiatives, etc.) throughout the year October once a week once a month throughout the year when needed, according to personal plans August September Once a quarter of a year Organization’s employees 1.5. Development and implementation of activities aimed at social adaptation of sexually-abused minors/involved in CSEC - visiting theaters, cinemas, excursions etc.; - backpacking, ecological camps - festivals for children - organizing birthday parties throughout the year once a month May, September June 1, September 1 December 30 Once a month Organization’s employees 2. Activities aimed at prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse of children, molding public opinion on the matter. 2.2. Development and issue of methodological materials which summarize project experience. November -December Coordinator 2.3. Developing and holding courses on prevention of sexual abuse/exploitation of minors. throughout the year Organization’s employees 2.4. Developing and holding courses on HIV/AIDS and STD prevention among minors. throughout the year Organization’s employees 2.5. Activities aimed at children’s awareness building of their rights - Playing game «Rule-of-law State» throughout the year April Organization’s employees 2.6. Promotion of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child principles among children and population - dissemination of information materials throughout the year Organization’s employees 2.7. Informational campaigns and activities on the problem of sexual abuse and CSE throughout the year; October Organization’s employees 3. Administration 3.1. General meeting of project experts.  Monitoring, analysis and planning of the project development  Correction of Activity Plan based on weekly reports  Regular data updates in children’s personal files  Development, monitoring, analysis and correction of personal support plans. Weekly Coordinator, Organization’s employees 3.2. Engaging volunteers in project work:  teaching work specific features  coordination of activity throughout the year once a week Kornilova S.A., psychologist 3.3 Updates of methodological, thematic materials and informational database for project specialists. throughout the year Baleeva Y.V., coordinator 3.4. Studying methodological literature and thematic materials on the issue of children’s commercial sexual exploitation and abuse throughout the year Organization’s employees 3.5. Record keeping and accounting for internal use, statistic analysis: - keeping personal files of children (updated in the course of gathering of information and implementation of personal support plans) - keeping register of group work and personal work with children - analysis of work performed by psychologist and social worker (monthly) Weekly, monthly Baleeva Y.V., Organization’s employees 3.6. Record keeping and accounting, statistic analyses. - project activity analysis report, - budget spending financial report. On a quarterly basis Coordinator Baleeva Y.V., chief accountant Paholok A. 3.7. Activity in the framework of “Cooperation network”.  Cooperation with various structures, services and institutions working in the best interest of the child  Holding “round tables”  Coordination of cooperation between structures working in the best interest of the child throughout the year Vetsko N.V. Baleeva Y.V. 3.8. Competence building of staff workers - Training for specialists - burnout prevention for specialists throughout the year once a year once a quarter 3.9. Counseling room «New beginning» (making Activity plan for a month). - work schedule - time-table - visiting hours - activity plan etc. monthly 3.10 Providing city population with information about project activity throughout the year Vetsko N.V. organization’s employees 3.11 Printing of booklets and other info materials about the project (with contact information) – for children June coordinator Baleeva Y.V.
Last posted: on 2010-04-15 at 23:01:50

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