NGOS TO ENGAGE WITH AFRICAN COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

On 29th November, representatives of child rights
organisations in 18 African countries met in Dakar, Senegal for a
four-day workshop on the procedures of the African Committee of Experts
on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

The Workshop came to the conclusion that a network of African NGOs to
support the implementation of the ACRWC (African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child) should be established.

Hopefully this will the beginning of the battle against child abuse in Africa.  For further information contact:  carol@rapcan.org.za   –  Executive Director of Resources Aimed at the
Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN) and National Chair of
the South African Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.   Pambazuka News

In a related story UNICEF have issued a statement saying that 1 billion children suffer from poverty, war and AIDS.

Some 640 million children lack adequate
shelter, 400 million have no access to safe water, 270 million have no
access to health care services and 140 million — mostly girls — have
never been to school, they found.

 

More seriously, at last 700 million
children suffered from more than one form of "severe deprivation",
which also includes a lack of access to information and sanitation,
they said.

UNICEF