Africa is the only continent with a region-specific child rights instrument. The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) is an important tool for advancing children’s rights. While building on the same basic principles as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the AU Children’s Charter highlights issues of special importance in the African context.
As of January 2014, all member states of the AU have signed the Children’s Charter and all save for 7 have ratified it.
The 7 member states which have signed but not yet ratified the Charter are: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Somalia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan and Tunisia.

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DAC 2015 in Soweto

25 Years after the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter, the AU has taken the Commemoration of the DAC 2015, where it has started, in Soweto, South Africa.

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    Methodology Workshop (29-30 June, 2015)

    In line with the Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), More Details

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    25th Ordinary Session

    The African Committee of Experts informs the general public that its 25th Ordinary Session from 20-24 April, 2015 at the New Conference Centre of the AUC, Addis-Ababa Ethiopia.

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    The Day of the African Child

    Children across Africa commemorates the DAC on 16th June every year. The represents an unique opportunity to listen the voice of children as they directly interact with policies influencers.

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