Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Day of the African Child: 16 June 2012

The theme for the 2012 Day of the African Child (DAC) is: “The Rights of Children with Disabilities: the duty to protect, respect, promote and fulfil’. This theme is in recognition of the fact that children with disabilities continue to be marginalised and they face difficulties in accessing education, health and other social services as well as being able to enjoy their rights. The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) Article 13 addresses the rights of children with disabilities. The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) can also be accessed at: http://www.un.org/disabilities/

Save the Children will coordinate Day of the African Child events in the region. For more information, please contact the Save the Children Offices in your country, or Ms Nikiwe Kaunda at: nikiwek@saf.savethechildren.se

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