Items filtered by date: June 2016

17 June 2016 – A top official with the U.N. Children's Fund says there could be 5,000 child soldiers in Somalia as al-Shabab continues its recruiting campaigns.

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16 June 2016 - In Tanzania, most students with albinism attend school alongside peers who don’t live with this condition. The idea behind this approach is that such inclusion will ultimately eliminate discrimination against those with albinism – important in a country where as many as one in 1,400 people are affected. Albinism, which is a defect of melanin production, comes with a number of associated health problems: poor vision, functional blindness, light sensitivity and skin that is very sensitive to heat and the sun.

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14 June 2016 - First the good news: child marriage in Ethiopia is declining.

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3rd June 2016 - Civil society and young people are paving the way for change across Southern Africa.

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3 June 2016 - South Africa’s first nationwide study on sex abuse has found that one in three young people will experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 17, with boys at a higher risk than girls.

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16 juin 2016 - Le Comité africain d'experts sur les droits et le bien-être de l'enfant (CAEDBE) en collaboration avec le Gouvernement de la République fédérale démocratique d'Éthiopie et ses partenaires commémore la 16 ème Journée de l'enfant africain (JEA) sur le thème « Conflits et crises en Afrique : protégeons les droits de tous les enfants ».

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16 June 2016 - The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) in collaboration with the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and its partners commemorates the 16th Day of the African Child (DAC) on the theme “Conflict and crisis in Africa: Protecting all children’s Rights”.

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9 juin 2016 – L’ONG SOS Violences sexuelles et le Réseau des acteurs des médias pour les droits des enfants (RAMEDE) ont lancé jeudi à l’hôtel Novotel d’Abidjan-Plateau, une campagne de plaidoyer dénommée « End violence against children in Africa » signifiant « Fin de la violence contre les enfants en Afrique ».

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“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” Nelson Mandela

7 June 2016 - Ratified by every country except one—South Sudan—the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women prohibit child marriage. However, despite widespread condemnation and laws against the practice, child marriage is the terrible fate that many young girls face across the world. Its persistence is mainly attributed to poverty and gender inequality.

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Monday, 13 June 2016 10:40

ZAMBIA: Early marriages ‘outlawed’

7 June 2016 - The Non-Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council –NGOCC Southern Province has welcomed the adoption of a model law on eradicating child Marriage Southern African Development Community -SADC.

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