MONTREAL, 28 June 2017 - Following the decision of the award committee of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), the 2017 ISCI Impact Award was given to the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) today at a special ceremony held at the 6th International Conference of ISCI in Montreal, Canada. The event was held in the presence of members of ISCI and several other senior scholars and renowned researchers from across the world attending the Conference.
16 June 2017 - On June 16, 1976, in Soweto, South Africa, about 10,000 black school children marched in a column more than half a mile long, protesting the poor quality of their education and demanding their right to be taught in their own language.
31 May 2017 - For many parents, the glib “I was raised that way” response still serves as reason enough for their actions, writes Omeshnie Naidoo.
22 May 2017 - It is therefore imperative that individual countries and Africa as a whole work towards creating a better place for children to flourish.
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.
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
LONDON, 22 March 2017 - Some 500 million children already live in areas with limited water supplies.
06 March 2017 - 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council
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ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2017 - /African Media Agency (AMA)/ - Today, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was issued during the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Says the African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016, a Biennial Report on State Accountability to Children
NAIROBI, 20 December 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), a pan-African advocacy centre on children launched today in Dakar, Senegal, a report which highlights that despite decades of efforts, ineffectiveness of public service delivery across the board remains a major factor for low child wellbeing outcomes and poor quality of services for most children in Africa.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.