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The '''Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children''' (PCCPWC) served as supporter of [[Cyberethics: Cyprus Safer Internet Center|Cyberethics]], and as partner for [[CyberEthics GIII: Island-wide combined Safer Internet Awareness Node, Hotline, Helpline|Cyberethics GIII]]
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The '''Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children''' (PCCPWC) served as supporter of [[Cyberethics: Cyprus Safer Internet Center|Cyberethics]], and as partner for [[CyberEthics GIII: Island-wide combined Safer Internet Awareness Node, Hotline, Helpline|Cyberethics GIII]]. In 2010, the PCCPWC collaborated with the [[Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute]] in the organization of the first Safer Internet Helpline Training, that led to the launching of the Helpline. [[Lawrence Kalogreades]] was hired as the first [[Cyberethics Helpline]] [[Project Coordinator|coordinator]]. Between 2011-2012, [[Iliada Spyrou]] took over as the next coordinator.
  
  
The Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children (PCCPWC) is the National Body coordinating the District Committees for the Protection and Welfare of Children working since 1979. Officially founded in 1994 and apart from its coordinating role, the PCCPWC safeguards and promotes Children’s Rights as they appear in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and addresses the problems faced by children in exercising their rights. According to its Statute, the PCCPWC is committed to working towards the full implementation of the CRC.
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'''PCCPWC''' was formed in 1994, by the District Committees working on children’s issues since 1979, with the aim to coordinate all district and national activities. Today, the PCCPWC developed into the national body working towards the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and advocating for children, both within Cyprus and abroad. In pursuing its aims, the PCCPWC: Established the Annual Pancyprian Conference on the Protection and Welfare of Children. Established, regulated and funds the Cyprus Children’s Parliament, comprising 56 elected children. Issued Position Papers on different serious issues concerning child
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protection and welfare. Has become an active member of Eurochildaisbl, of the International Forum for Child Welfare and of the European Anti-Poverty Network. Participated in different EU and national programs investigating and tackling serious children’s issues and problems. Worked hard towards the appointment of an Ombudsperson for Children in Cyprus, a vital step towards the full implementation of the Convention.
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Established and runs educational and training programs on the Convention and on ways of implementation in every-day life. The PCCPWC members are the District Committees comprising many NGO’s specialized in working for or with children, and other relevant organizations and professional associations. Government bodies and local government participate on a consultative status. PCCPWC is the partner mainly responsible for the implementation and promotion of the Helpline.
  
  

Revision as of 14:10, 19 January 2012

Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children
Abbreviation PCCPWC
Formation 1994
Type Committee
Purpose/focus Promotion of children rights.
Headquarters Nicosia
Location Cyprus
Region served Island wide
Official languages Greek
President Ninetta Kazantzis
Skevi Koukoumas
Website http://pccpwc.org/en/index.html/


The Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children (PCCPWC) served as supporter of Cyberethics, and as partner for Cyberethics GIII. In 2010, the PCCPWC collaborated with the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute in the organization of the first Safer Internet Helpline Training, that led to the launching of the Helpline. Lawrence Kalogreades was hired as the first Cyberethics Helpline coordinator. Between 2011-2012, Iliada Spyrou took over as the next coordinator.


PCCPWC was formed in 1994, by the District Committees working on children’s issues since 1979, with the aim to coordinate all district and national activities. Today, the PCCPWC developed into the national body working towards the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and advocating for children, both within Cyprus and abroad. In pursuing its aims, the PCCPWC: Established the Annual Pancyprian Conference on the Protection and Welfare of Children. Established, regulated and funds the Cyprus Children’s Parliament, comprising 56 elected children. Issued Position Papers on different serious issues concerning child protection and welfare. Has become an active member of Eurochildaisbl, of the International Forum for Child Welfare and of the European Anti-Poverty Network. Participated in different EU and national programs investigating and tackling serious children’s issues and problems. Worked hard towards the appointment of an Ombudsperson for Children in Cyprus, a vital step towards the full implementation of the Convention. Established and runs educational and training programs on the Convention and on ways of implementation in every-day life. The PCCPWC members are the District Committees comprising many NGO’s specialized in working for or with children, and other relevant organizations and professional associations. Government bodies and local government participate on a consultative status. PCCPWC is the partner mainly responsible for the implementation and promotion of the Helpline.


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