We take our name from Article 39 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which says:

“[Countries must] take all appropriate measures to promote physical and psychological recovery and social reintegration of a child victim of:

  • any form of neglect, exploitation, or abuse;

  • torture or any other form of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;

  • or armed conflicts.

Such recovery and reintegration shall take place in an environment which fosters the health, self-respect and dignity of the child.”