Ms Vicky Ntetema, Executive Director, Under the Same Sun, Tanzania
A Speaker at ACPF’s Seventh International Policy Conference (IPC), Ms Vicky Ntetema, was interviewed on November 08th, 2016 by Africa 24 Media on the side-lines of the Conference. InfoHub asked the Executive Director of the Under the Same Sun (Tanzania) a few more questions.
Speakers at ACPF’s Seventh International Policy Conference (IPC) titled “Our Hidden Shame: Crimes and Extreme Violence against Children in Africa” were interviewed on November 08th, 2016 by Africa 24 Media on the side-lines of the Conference.
Mrs Stella Ayo Odongo, UCRNN Executive Director
This interview with Stella Ayo Odongo was conducted on August 15th, 2016 by the African Child Information Hub.
Aissatou Cisse is the Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Senegal for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Vulnerable Persons, including those with Disabilities.
This interview with Aissatou Cisse was conducted on February 24, 2015 by the African Child Information Hub in Dakar, Senegal.
Josephine Kulea is a child rights activist and the founder of Samburu Girls Foundation USA President Barack Obama recently praised her achievements during his Remarks to the Kenyan People.
This interview with Mrs. Josephine Kulea was conducted on April 16, 2014 by the African Child Information Hub, during the 23rd Ordinary Session of the ACERWC (07 - 16 April, 2014) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
AllAfrica conducted this interview with Jeanine Mabunda Lioko Mudiayi, Advisor on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment to DRC President Joseph Kabila, published on 13 July 2015.
Since Jeanine Mabunda Lioko Mudiayi became the Advisor on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment to DRC President Joseph Kabila last year, she has become a high-profile advocate for women and children, particularly in the troubled eastern Congo region. At home she cultivated top military leaders to become part of the solution and to take responsibility for eradicating a culture of impunity. She presided over the development of regional mobile courts to try offenders and established an emergency hotline for victims. Internationally, she has both thanked the global community and appealed for support. The December issue of Jeune Afrique magazine named her one of the 50 most influential African women. Two special representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General, Zainab Hawa Bangura and Leila Zerrougui, called her appointment “a new dawn in the fight against conflict-related sexual violence and child recruitment”.
In April Mabunda addressed the United Nations Security Council. This week she is in Washington DC to bring her multi-faceted campaign to the attention of U.S. policy makers and non-governmental organizations. When Mabunda was in New York, AllAfrica spoke to her about her work.
This interview with Dr Fatima Delladj-Sebaa, Member of the African Committee of Expert on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) and Special Rapporteur on Child Marriage was conducted on April 24, 2015 by the African Child Information Hub, during the 25th Ordinary Session of the ACERWC (20-24 April, 2015) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This interview with Mr Laudolino Carlos Medina, Executive Secretary of the Friends of Children Association (AMIC) and Representative of the Coalition of child rights in Guinea-Bissau (CODEDIC-GB) was conducted on February 27, 2015 by the African Child Information Hub, during the National Dialogue Forum on Enhancing Accountability to Children in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.
Mr Bob Ransom, founder and senior advisor at the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD). Heprovides insights on the Disabled People’s Organisations movement in Africa and the genesis of the African Disability Forum (ADF).
Mrs Josephine Sinyo, Kenyan activist for the rights of Persons with Disabilities, meet with us on the sidelines of the"Symposium on Children with disabilities in Africa: Breaking barriers carving the road ahead" (2-3 December 2014, AA, Ethiopia),where she was a guest-speaker. She tells us about her own experience growing up as a child suffering from blindness in Kenya and what she thinks is needed to give a better life to the new generation of children with disabilities in Africa.
Dr Morissanda Kouyaté, Executive Director, The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC) has answered our questions about traditional and harmful practices in Africa. He speaks about his background and the establishment of the Inter-African Committee. He explains the process that led to the adoption of the UN Resolution against Female Genital Practices, a huge achievement for the Committee.
Dr Hans van Loon and Dr Christophe Bernasconi, respectively the former and the current Secretary General of The Hague Convention on Private International Law (HCCH) have answered all our questions about private international law and international child protection. Issues raised include child abduction, intercountry adoption and other challenges faced by Africa from the legal and practical point of view.
Dr Najat Maalla M’jid is a member of the International Board of Trustees of The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF).
She was appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Sale of children, Child prostitution and Child pornography in May 2008. Her mandate was renewed in May 2011.
A pediatrician by training, she has been involved for the past three decades in issues related to child rights and the protection of vulnerable children.
Dr Shimelis Tsegaye Tesemma is currently working at the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) as Head of the Children and the Family Programme, responsible for programmes related to child protection, family empowerment, violence against children, child-headed households and disability.
Dr Shimelis has coordinated and co-authored each of the two existing editions of the African Report on Child Wellbeing – a pan-African report covering 52 African countries. He is also the author of a number of research reports on various issues, including on disability, child survival, child protection, child poverty and child wellbeing.
He has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the Addis Ababa University and has recently obtained his degree of Doctor of Education from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.