For the 38 Years of the Declaration of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child - ACRIDES invites the Director General of WAI to its Commemoration Conference, Praia, Cabo Verde, July 24, 2017

At the invitation of Mrs. Lourença Tavares, President of ACRIDES - (Associação de Crianças Desfavorecidas - Association of Disadvantaged Children), the Director General of  WAI, Prof. Djénéba Traoré, presented a contribution in the framework of the Conference commemorating the thirty-eight years (20 July 1979 - 2017) of the Declaration of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, organized for this purpose, July 24, 2017 at the Pestana Trópico hotel in Praia .

1530501 10151836304685868 1710512048 nWith the theme: «Cultural Practices and Children's Rights in Cabo Verde: What Relations and Challenges?», The session pursued the following two objectives:

1. Reflect on the application of the provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in Cabo Verde;

2. Explore possible challenges to cultural practices and respect for children's rights.

The participants came from civil society, including representatives of children, higher education and international organizations.

 

In her presentation entitled «History and importance of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child», Prof. Traoré emphasized the main characteristics of the African child's situation as well as the analysis of the content of the Charter.

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The PowerPoint presentation is available here

At the end of the reflections carried out, ACRIDES brought together the following recommendations formulated by the participants to the attention to the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde and all actors concerned.

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