BANJUL, 25 October 2016 - The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, in collaboration with IHRDA, yesterday 24 October 2016 launched the online African child rights case-law database available at The launching ceremony was part of the 28th Ordinary Session of the ACERWC…
BANJUL, 24 October 2016 - Joint Statement by IHRDA and Equality Now at the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
26 October 2016 - UNICEF says it has negotiated the largest single release of child soldiers in South Sudan since 2015. Once reunited with family they receive three months of food aid and livestock.  
25 October 2016 - The Committee opened its 28th Ordinary Session, jointly with the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, in Banjul, The Gambia.
6 October 2016 - MAROUA/YAOUNDE – “I was forced into marriage by my father at the age of 14,” Faouzia Yaya, now 17, told UNFPA. “My father insisted, even knowing I did not want it. I even ran away to my uncle’s place, but he still found me.”
16 October 2016 - A Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Ending Violence against children in Africa was held in Addis Ababa, on September 29th and 30th, 2016, organised by ACPF.  A total of 106 participants from 32 countries in Africa and beyond participated in the meeting.  The consultation drew interest and participation…
17 October 2016 - For two and a half years they waited, with hopes kept alive by rumours of negotiations, an international campaign and their own deep faith.
12 October 2016 - The Girls’ Opportunity Index report by Save the Children has ranked Rwanda the third best country in Africa to be a girl and 49th globally out of 144 countries studied.