Africa

Meetings held in 2009 with the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs and the Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child initiated institutional collaboration, including mapping positive initiatives across the region, supporting legislative reforms and consolidating national information and data systems on violence against children. This collaborative framework was further strengthened in 2010 by the thematic debate on violence against children, held by the African Committee with the association of the Special Representative. At the meeting, an agreement was reached on a strategic follow-up through enhanced advocacy to protect children from violence and promote positive alternatives to violent discipline; support for legislative and policy reforms to ban all forms of violence; the development of an African report on this issue; and the inclusion of the protection of children from all forms of violence in the agenda of a future summit of African Heads of State and Government.

 

Other articles concerning this region:
Third Pan-African Forum on Children: Towards Africa fit for Children
19/11/2012

Introduction

African Union (AU) Member States have long recognised that “children hold a unique and privileged position in an African society,” and even though efforts and progress has been made by countries to improve the lives of their children, the situation still remains dire.The reality of a number of children unfortunately is far from ideal, as many children in...

18/10/2012

Protéger les enfants contreles pratiques néfastes dans

 les systèmes juridiques pluriels

 

Avec un accent particulier sur l’Afrique

 

 

AVANT-PROPOS

 

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11/10/2011

We, the representatives of the Council of Europe, the League of Arab States, MERCOSUR Pro-Tempore Chairmanship of the Permanent Commission of the Initiative Nin@Sur, the South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC), and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child participating, with UNICEF, in the first held meeting of Regional Organizations and Institutions on Violence against Children,...

17/10/2013

We, the Representatives of the Council of Europe, the League of Arab States, the Government of Jamaica and the Global Movement for Children Latin America and Caribbean Chapter, participating in the meeting organized by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children (SRSG on VAC)

Gathered in NY to share the results achieved in our respective regions in the implementation of the recommendations contained...

Regional organizations establish cooperation mechanism to prevent violence
12/10/2011

 New York, 12 October 2011– A joint statement from regional organizations working on protection of children from violence was adopted, on Tuesday 11 October, at a roundtable discussion at the United Nations Headquarters.

The roundtable discussion...

04/11/2013
GENERAL COMMENT NO. 1 (ARTICLE 30 OF THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON
THE RIGHTS AND WELFARE OF THE CHILD) ON:

    

 
“CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED AND...
SRSG joins young advocates from West and Central Africa in a regional Forum on H
02/09/2013

The Children and youth Forum was co-organised with Plan International, UNICEF and other child rights organisations and hosted by the Ghanaian Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Nana Oye Lithur. The Forum brought together 100 young advocates from 13 countries in West and Central Africa who shared experiences and discussed strategies to abandon harmful practices against children and young people...