ABUJA, 18 November 2016 - The Federal Government has launched three new policy documents to tackle health of newborns. They are Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan, Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC) training package and National Chlorhexidine Scale Up Strategy document.
MONROVIA, 15 November 2016 - The Board and officials of Child Fund (CHF) Liberia has taken a decision to close down its projects and activities after 14 years of working in Liberia.
African children victims of family and community induced crimes
ACPF calls for a quick end to this “shameful practice”
7 NOVEMBER 2016, ADDIS ABABA: The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) has kicked off its biennial International Policy Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today, Monday, November 7th at the United Nations Conference Center. Its report, Crimes and Extreme Violence against Children in Africa: A Glimpse into Our Hidden Shame shows both the problem and the many solutions that can be enacted to protect children.
03 November 2016 - Malawi has made a commitment to amend its conflicting laws on the definition of a child, a move that will help in the fight against child marriage.
BANJUL, 31 October 2016 - Ghana has submitted the consolidated report on national development strategy for the protection of children to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), 28 Ordinary session and the 12 Pre-session of the Committee meeting at Banjul, Gambia.
25 October 2016 - A five-year project aimed at eradicating child marriage in some parts of the country has been launched in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
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 http://national-cases.acerwc.org/. The launching ceremony was part of the 28th Ordinary Session of the ACERWC underway in Banjul, The Gambia.
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.
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 from the African Union Commission, governments’ representatives, regional economic communities, international agencies, representatives of the academia and regional and continental civil society organisations and networks.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.