African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN)–Ethiopia is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political Ethiopian resident NGO. It is a member of the Pan African Network Organization known as African Network for Prevention and Protection of Children against Abuse and Neglect which has a Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya and Chapters in 20 African countries.
ANPPCAN-Ethiopia was established in 1990 and registered in the same year with former Ministry of Internal Affairs. It was again registered with the Ministry of Justice in 1996 and with the Charities and Societies Agency in 2009 under registration number 0385. ANPPCAN-Ethiopia has obtained its existing name as the result of its dialogue with Charities and Societies Agency in line with the Proclamation 621/2009.
ANPPCAN-Ethiopia is a membership organization established by multidisciplinary professionals including lawyers, pediatricians, media professionals, psychologists, sociologists, educators, journalists, etc. The main focal areas of ANPPCAN – Ethiopia are provision of parenting skills and positive child disciplining methods, rehabilitation and reintegration of children under difficult circumstances, community based support for orphans and vulnerable children, contributing to prevention of HIV/AIDS and health hazards of child rearing practices and development programs with particular focus on quality education, primary health care, sexual reproductive health, empowerment of women, water and sanitation and livelihood of disadvantaged families with active involvement of children, communities, relevant government organizations and other stakeholders.