The Day of the African Child is celebrated on 16 June every year in commemoration of the 1976 massacre of SOWETO children in the then apartheid South Africa. The theme for this year is "All Together for Urgent Actions in Favour of Street Children". We present below a collection of resources on this year's theme including a message from the Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, a statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children and much more. We believe that these resources are important in promoting this year's theme. Any related submissions are welcome (please send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


African UnionMessage of the Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on the Occasion of the 21st Edition of the Day of the African Child (2011) l English l French l

Concept Note on the Commemoration of the 21st Edition of the Day of the African Child on 16 June 2011 under the theme: "All Together for Urgent Actions in Favour of Street Children" l English l French l


Ms. Marta Santos PaisStatement by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, on the commemoration of the 2011 Day of the African Child l Download l

 

 


Press Release: UNICEF calls African governments to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse,  UNICEF l English l French l


Joint statement by the Consortium for Street Children to the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on the commemoration of the 21st edition of the Day of the African Child on 16 June 2011 under the theme: ‘All together for urgent actions in favour of street children’ l Download

Media Release: The Consortium for Street Children celebrates the Day of the African Child l Download l

Street Children: A Mapping & Gapping Review of the Literature 2000 to 2010, Consortium for Street Children l Download l

 


Meseret TadesseInterview with Mr. Meseret Tadesse, Executive Director, Forum for Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE)

The theme of All Together for Urgent Action in Favour of Street Children [for the 2011 Day of the African Child] matches with our thinking of an inclusive all together approach...all stakeholders should come in and take stakes in supporting street children

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2 October 2012 - People with mental disabilities suffer severe abuses in psychiatric institutions and spiritual healing centers in Ghana, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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The sound of gun shots pierced the air as seemingly intoxicated youth joined girls and women in wild celebration.

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The Office for Child Protection in Tunis has recently released alarming figures according to which the number of children threatened by homelessness and abuse reached approximately 6986 during the year 2010.

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Poverty, abuse and cultural practices are preventing a third of Zimbabwean girls from attending primary school and 67 percent from attending secondary school, denying them a basic education, according to a recent study which found alarming dropout rates for girls.

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Government is to launch a National Council that will focus on child abuse, said Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister, Lulu Xingwana.

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Amina Shakir (not her real name) fled the drought and famine in Somalia for a better life in Kenya. But she did so illegally, placing her faith in the hands of a criminal network headed by Mukhalis or agents in Swahili. In the end her faith was misplaced as she was "sold" into employment upon finally reaching Kenya.

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The US Human Rights Commission report of 2010 states that in 2010 there were 800 reported cases of either child murder, rape or abuse in Namibia.

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The majority of children who live in extreme difficulties live in the developing world. More than a million of them live in Tanzania. There are about 2.2 billion children in the world. At least 1.9 billion of them live in the developing world where the quality of life is bleak. Some slog it out for a living in the worst form of labour.

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In a rape treatment center here, I met a 3-year-old patient named Jessica, who was cuddling a teddy bear.

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