Items filtered by date: August 2016

26 August 2016 – The EAC Child Policy (2016) was launched yesterday during the 2nd EAC Child Rights Conference at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

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DAKAR, 25 août 2016 – Les années de violences de Boko Haram dans le bassin du Lac Tchad ont engendré une crise humanitaire qui se dégrade, avec 1,4 million d’enfants déplacés et au moins 1 million d’enfants toujours piégés dans des zones inaccessibles, selon un rapport de l’UNICEF.

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DAKAR, 25 August 2016 - Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.

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18 August 2016 - Yesterday, the Republic of Sierra Leone became the 15th country to launch the African Union campaign to end child marriage in Africa, ramping up its efforts to end a practice that affects 39% of girls in the country.

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MBERA, 10 August 2016 - Mali and Mauritania both have many child brides, but at Mbera refugee camp, education and training offers opportunities to some young people.

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PRETORIA, 15 August 2016 - In a victory for children’s rights, the Constitutional Court has confirmed the principle that the best interests of children should always prevail, and that the arrest and detention of a child by the police should be done as a measure of absolute last resort.

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Applications to the roster are now open and appointments are made on a rolling basis.

The Fund to End Violence Against Children is calling for a roster of experts to review proposals targeting the first priority area - online child sexual exploitation.

The roster shall be representative of a wide range of expertise relevant to the Fund’s programmes, including in the following areas: policy and governance; criminal justice and victim support; social welfare; industry engagement; child safeguarding; and finance and budgeting. Applicants should have relevant academic or professional qualifications with experience of both the subject matter and programme management where possible.


Over time a roster of experts for each of the three priority areas will be established to contribute to a number of processes mandated by the Fund Steering Committee. Primarily, the roster will be drawn on to determine the programmatic merits of each funding proposal received and to make recommendations on funding to the Steering Committee through the Fund Unit.

The roster of experts is critical to the Fund as it:

  • Safeguards the independence of funding recommendations, and strengthens the accountability and transparency of the Fund’s decision making;
  • Provides assurances of programmatic work to be undertaken by grantees; and
  • Advises the Fund’s Steering Committee on funding applications, they are integral to the process of resource allocation.

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2 août 2016 – L'économie ghanéenne perd environ 2,6 milliards de dollars par an, soit 6,4% du PIB, en raison des effets néfastes de la sous-nutrition chez les enfants, selon une nouvelle étude des Nations Unies publiée mardi à Accra, la capitale du Ghana.

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2 août 2016 - A l'occasion d'un débat au Conseil de sécurité consacré à la question des enfants et des conflits armés, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a rappelé mardi que les enfants continuaient de payer un lourd tribut en temps de guerre et a demandé aux Etats de faire tout leur possible pour les protéger.

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5 August 2016 – Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network (TECMN) has made a call to the government to reconsider its decision to challenge a court ruling on child marriage.

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