Tuesday 18 June 2013

Human IS Right joins the rest of the World to celebrate the day of the African Child

 This year the Day is dedicated to Eliminating Harmful Social and Cultural Practices Affecting Childre: Our Collective Responsibility. International law guarantees the respect of the views of the child. According to article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this includes the right of the child to be heard and have his or her view given due weight in any judicial and administrative proceeding affecting him or her. It is also interesting to notice that, in the framework of the African Charter on the Right and Welfare of the Child, article 4 on the best interests of the child provides for the right of the African child to have his or her view considered in all proceedings affecting him or her.
This year's Day of the African Child was celebrated remarkably and at a time when Human IS Right launched a project called Juvenile Delinquency Reformation Project and the theme was resounding fresh memories about cases of violence against children in the Buea community. The day provided an open forum for stakeholders to identify, explore and reflect the integrity of our communities in preserving the present for our future. The event was a great one that saw the participation of top government officials and local NGOs. Human IS Right, besides its daily action, extended material support to six selected graduates who had come to the end of their reformation from the Borstal Institute.

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