Celebrating the Day of the African Child 2021!
Season 1, Ep. 4
Every year, the African Union and Member States celebrate the Day of the African Child on June 16th, to commemorate the 1976 Soweto Uprising and to raise awareness on the needs of African Children. The 2021 theme is, “30 years after the adoption of the Charter: accelerate the implementation of Agenda 2040 for an Africa fit for children”.The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (“the Charter”) envisions a child-friendly justice system. In 2016, on the Charter’s 25th anniversary, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (“the Committee”) adopted “Agenda 2040: Fostering an Africa fit for children”. The Agenda serves as a strategic plan to implement children’s rights in Africa and has 10 Aspirations. On this episode, we discuss, “The role of CSO's in the realization of Aspiration 7 of Agenda 2040. i.e. ‘Every child is protected against violence, exploitation, neglect and abuse’”: With special guests from the St. Patrick's Safeguarding Children Programme E.A., Shining Hope for Communities (“SHOFCO”), Strathmore Institute for Family Studies and Ethics (“IFS”), Orione, Crime Si Poa and Langata Legal Aid Centre (“LLAC”).This episode is part of a DAC 2021 project we have undertaken together with the St. Patrick’s Safeguarding Children Programme E.A., Strathmore Law Clinic (“SLC”) and Strathmore Institute for Family Studies and Ethics (“IFS”). The project is funded by St. Patrick’s Safeguarding Children Programme E.A. (part of the larger St. Patrick's Missionary Society) and Misean Cara. Don’t forget to follow/subscribe, share, rate/review! It means a lot to us and our beneficiaries!Follow us on social media (@wakili.sha on Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok and LinkedIn and @wakili_sha on Twitter). Check out our website!#DayOfTheAfricanChild #DAC2021 #AfricaFitForChildren #Podcast