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Viewpoint by Assefa Bequele and Alex Kamarotos*
ADDIS ABABA (IDN) – Let us begin with the positive. Unlike some years back, children are now very much on the political and public agenda in Africa. Every politician loves to talk about them, and the African Union has adopted a charter to protect them and a mechanism to hold governments accountable for the fulfilment of their rights. Even so, the reality on the ground is sombre and sobering.

First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa is consulting legal experts to help come up with legislation to protect female tertiary students from sexual harassment at colleges and the workplace while on industrial attachment. "Sexual harassment at colleges and during student attachment must be nipped in the bud and perpetrators of such violence brought to book," she said.

“Calls for action to improve access to justice for children in Africa”

The Coalition of Wives of Presidents and Vice Presidents in Africa for Peace, COWAP, has honoured Nigerian international humanitarian organisation, Jose Foundation, for its efforts and philanthropic activities in championing the cause of women and children towards ending extreme poverty in Africa.

Kaduna — Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has assented to the Child Welfare and Protection Law that was sent to him after it was passed into law by the State House of Assembly, the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Hafsat Baba has said.

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