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

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  • International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)
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  • International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)
The African Child Policy Forum organized the first in its series of policy conferences on the African child from 21 to 22 May 2004 at the African Union Conference Hall, Addis Ababa, on the theme of The African Child and the Family.
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  • International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)
The international community now acknowledges that violence against children is a serious problem and cause for concern. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), as many as 40 million children under the age of 15 are victims of violence every year
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  • International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)
The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) organised and conducted the Third International Policy Conference on the African Child on the theme of Child Poverty in Africa from May 12-13 2008 at the UNECA conference centre in Addis Ababa.
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  • International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)
In the last two decades, African governments have made tremendous strides towards the realisation of children’s rights, from sanctioning domestic child rights instruments, such as the African charter on the rights and Welfare of children (ACRWC),
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  • International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)
It is estimated that there are over 58 million orphaned children in Africa. Africa has for generations relied on informal alternative care mechanisms such as the community and the extended family system for support and survival of those in need, especially children.
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  • Child Wellbeing
Child wellbeing means a lot of things. It is about children being safe, well, healthy and happy. It is about children’s opportunities to grow and to learn. It is about positive personal and social relationships
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  • Child Wellbeing
  • Child Rights Governance
Budgeting is a process of crucial importance, through which governments’ financial resources are generated, prioritised, allocated, executed and controlled. As the key policy document of the government
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  • Child Wellbeing
  • Child Rights Governance
The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016 – Getting It Right: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice, builds on the previous editions and findings of various studies undertaken by ACPF.
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  • Child Wellbeing
The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016 – Getting It Right: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice, builds on the previous editions and findings of various studies undertaken by ACPF.
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  • Children with Disabilities
This report provides a detailed description, analysis and synthesis of the situation of children with disabilities across Africa, and gives concrete recommendations for future policy and programme reform.
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  • Violence Against Children
This report, The African Report on Violence against Children, the first comprehensive analysis of violence against children in Africa, comes at an opportune moment in the history of child rights in Africa and the world.
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  • Child Wellbeing
Most governments in Africa have formally acceded to the relevant international treaties on children. However, the extent of their commitment varies widely, and the gap between promises and reality remains wide in many countries.
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  • Child Wellbeing
Most people, not only parents, have an emotional affection for children, particularly young children. one reason for this is that children are easily perceived as innocent. Children are seen as vulnerable and powerless, and therefore in need of protection and support. Children cannot be ‘evil,’