17 September 2017 - Margaret Musonda’s campaign against the abuse of children in Zambia has drawn comparisons with globally renowned children’s rights activist, Pakistani Malala Yousafzai.
17 March 2017 - Teachers often leave a mark on students. And, in Tanzania, it can hurt. “When I was slapped, I felt I had the teacher’s hand on my face,” said Sandra (not her real name) from Kahama district.
06 March 2017 - 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council
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ACCRA, 27 February 2017 - Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has called for zero tolerance on child marriages in Africa.
9 February 2017 - The groups presented extensive expert evidence showing that child victims or offenders who were identified in the media suffered extensive psychological harm.
9 February 2017 - With a view to ensure all forms of violence against children, Ethiopia is investing hugely in education and life skill training services.
27 January 2017 - Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has inaugurated a 17-man Advocacy and Community Engagement Forum to promote child rights, survival, development and protection.
25 January 2017 – Members of the National Commission for Childhood in Moral Danger, Delinquent or Abandoned yesterday, January 24, 2016 met during it's 2017 session to examine and validate a draft national policy document on the protection of children in Cameroon. While opening the session in the presence of other Cabinet Ministers, the Minister of Social Affairs, Pauline Iréne Nguene, reiterated the importance of the document as it falls within government's goal to protect the right of children. Experts explained that the social, cultural and economic evolution of the society has brought a change in the family and society with a disorganization of life styles and traditional systems of child care, education and protection. As such, the family and community milieu which were in the first place traditionally supposed to ensure the protection of children can no more meet the challenges of the time. With the government is not able to meet all the needs of child protection, children find themselves in a situation where they have to adopt defensive or protective mechanisms which materialise in behaviours that jeopardise their future, that of the community and the nation.
2 January 2017, FREETOWN - Aminatta stands in a narrow mud alley outside her house and rocks her brother's newborn baby from side to side. Her five-year-old son Thomas hovers nearby, trying to scribble on a mud wall with a broken pen. After a while, he totters over and tugs at his mother's skirt. He starts wiggling outstretched fingers while jerking his hips from side to side.
18 November 2016 - South African children are hungry and abused. The startling details are contained in a report released on Friday by the Nelson Mandela Children's Foundation.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.