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THE LEBANESE UNION FOR CHILD WELFARE (LUCW)
The Lebanese Union for Child Welfare (LUCW) is a local non-profitable and nonsectarian NGO, considered by the Lebanese Government of public utility.
The Lebanese Union for Child Welfare (LUCW) was established in 1949 under license number 585/ A.D. it is an umbrella Association with 54 NGO members implementing programs for children over all Lebanon.
LUCW started as a branch of the International Union for Child Welfare. It is the first union for child welfare organizations in the Arab World, It follows up all issues regarding child welfare especially those related to the implementation of all articles of the “Convention of the Rights of the Child” through lectures, workshops, seminars and training sessions. One of its main objectives is to advocate and create a pressure group for issuing and implementing laws that leads to the best interest of the child.
LUCW is a founding member of the Higher Council for Childhood. It has links with Arab and International bodies that deals with childhood:
o The Arab Networking non-Governmental organizations.
o The Arab Council for Childhood.
o The humanitarian forum for non-governmental organizations.
o The international Women without Frontiers organization and the international committee for the day of combating violence against children.
It coordinates with the Lebanese parliamentary Committee for women and children. It also has many contacts with international organizations that deal with childcare
LUCW is also a member of
o CRIN-NEWS LETTER – CHILD RIGHTS INFORMATION
o ISS (INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICE CENTER) FOR THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN DEPRIVED OF THEIR FAMILIES
o WORLD DAY PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE 19 NOVEMBER
o THE HIGHER COUNCIL FOR CHILDHOOD LEBANON
o THE PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE FOR CHILD and MOTHER