Organization: HealthRight International/Doctors to Children
Project: Combating Child Abuse in St. Petersburg
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Target group: Children who are victims of abuse and exploitation
Since 2008, HealthRight/Doctors to Children in partnership with government law enforcement, social protection and healthcare agencies in St. Petersburg have been developing a system to combat child abuse. A psychosocial rehabilitation unit for victims of child abuse has been established at a public children's hospital. With support from Childhood Doctors to Children will expand the program, both to help more children and families but also to train service providers and engage government child protection agencies.