JOHANNESBURG, 12 May 2017 - The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), in collaboration with Graça Machel Trust, launched the 4th edition of its flagship report series today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report entitled “The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016, Getting It Rights: Bridging the gap between policy and practice” examines efforts being made in various African countries to implement children’s rights and ensure their wellbeing. It reveals that while governments have made significant stride to put appropriate laws and policies, weak enforcement remains a major barrier to enhance children’s protection from abuse and exploitation and ensure their overall wellbeing.

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MASERU, 02 May, 2017 –The 29th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) is officially opened on 02  May 2017, in Maseru, The Kingdom of Lesotho

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DODOMA, April 28 2017 - Lawmakers yesterday tasked the government to explain when it will specifically revise the heavily criticized Law of Marriage Act of 1976 in order to protect young girls from being married off at a tender age.

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BLANTYRE, 25 April 2017 - Malawi President Peter Mutharika has signed a constitutional amendment raising the legal marriage age to 18. The amendment marks the final step in a years-long process in Malawi to outlaw child marriage. But rights campaigners say it is just a start, and the country must now enforce the ban.

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13 April 2017 - No child should be denied their right to learn because of poverty.

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CAPE TOWN, 10 April 2017 - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to review why children born in South Africa to foreign parents are not automatically awarded citizenship by the Department of Home Affairs.

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12 March 2017 - Teachers often leave a mark on students. In Tanzania, it can hurt.

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06 March 2017 - 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Child Rights Connect and ATD Fourth World, African Child Policy Forum, Child Helpline International, Defence for Children International, ECPAT, Edmund Rice International, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Eurochild, FICE International, Franciscans International, Geneva Infant Feeding Association, International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates, International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE), International Council of Women, International Federation of Social Workers, International Social Service, Make Mothers Matter, Save the Children, Terre des Hommes International Federation, Women's World Summit Foundation, Children's Rights Alliance for England*, Humanium*, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights)*.

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17 February 2017 - Inter-country adoption is a form of adoption where children are adopted by foster parents from a different country.

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8 February 2017 - Speculation that Madonna was set to adopt two more children has proven to be correct, with a Malawi judiciary spokesman confirming the star has adopted twins.

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