A CALL TO ACTION TO LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND

An open letter in support of a 2019 Rights of the Child resolution on children without parental care

Theme:
  • Children and the Law
At the heart of this report is the concept of measurement of the child-friendliness of laws and policies. these days, in development theory and programme implementation, such measurement frequently involves the development of indicators as tools to guide compliance, progress or delivery.
Theme:
  • Child Wellbeing
This report is a product of the partnership between our two organisations, a partnership that aims to advocate for better access to quality eye health and treatment for Africa’s children. It is unacceptable that most blind children in Africa have lost their sight due to preventable causes.
Theme:
  • Child Poverty
Africa had an encouraging economic outlook in recent years and efforts are being made to contain the impacts of armed conflicts and HIV/AIDS. Yet, the continent has a long way to go in ensuring the wellbeing of its children.
Theme:
  • Child Poverty
The Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as any person below the age of 18 years. Given that children and young people (under 18 years) constitute over half of the Ethiopian population and have distinct developmental needs and experiences of poverty, they necessitate a special polic
Theme:
  • Child Poverty
A human rights approach to development broadens the traditional economic definition of poverty based on income to encompass the powerlessness and deprivation of capabilities of people to assert their rights and claim their entitlements (UN 2002a).
Theme:
  • Child Poverty
In February 2008, the government of Nigeria announced plans to conduct a census of vulnerable and impoverished children living within the country. The nationwide survey is designed to shed light on the lives of children in poverty in a way that will allow
Theme:
  • Child Poverty
Since 1994, the South African government has made many promises to poor children, committing itself to reducing child poverty and protecting child rights. The South African Constitution identifies an extensive state commitment towards children: to provide for basic needs of nutrition, shelter, basic
Theme:
  • Child Poverty
Tanzania is among the poorest countries in the world, ranking 159th in the Human Development Index in 2005. It is characterised by especially high and persistent rural poverty,2 with the additional burden caused by the HIV epidemic worsening the level and spread of poverty.
Theme:
  • Child Poverty
There are no poor children, but a lot of poor people. And therefore there are many poor parents, and families, and the children of those families live in poverty. Poverty is usually presented and discussed as a problem of income.
Theme:
  • Child Wellbeing
Theme:
  • Violence Against Children
This report presents the findings of a retrospective survey on violence against girls carried out in five selected countries from Western and Central Africa. The countries included; Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria and Senegal.
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  • Children and the Law
The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) has often been seen as a threat to the family and in particular to the role and authority of parents. The fear is that the CRC emphasizes and promotes autonomy of children