One of the definitions of child abuse is: the physical mistreatment of children.
There are no published accounts or reports of child abuse in the Maldives. Therefore, it is indeed very difficult to hold an unbiased account of the issue. The literature that is available is either published by the government or in the local print media which is more opinion and heresay based than through investigative journalism or research based.
In order that we take action to fill this gap, I am proposing to fund a report on this aspect of child abuse in the country – with a situational analysis, achievements and challenges, legal context, compliane to existing conventions, and recommendations. Those who are interested to take up the project may send in a single page (A4 size) proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org and CAWM will contact by email for further clarification. We will announce the successful applicant within fifteen days of the third proposal received or by the first of October, whichever comes first.
The report is to be in Dhivehi with a two page summary in the English language. This will be the first of the quarterly reports that has been suggested to CAWM.
The report will be made available as a resource tool for use by interested lobby groups.