Sub-Saharan Africa

ACPF’s Seventh International Policy Conference on the African Child

Posted By: • October 24th, 2016

ACPF is organising its seventh International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC) under the theme “Our Hidden Shame: Crimes and Extreme Violence against Children in Africa,” to be held from 7-8 November 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Organised since 2004, the IPC is a major biennial event that promotes policy dialogue and provides a platform for engaging and interacting on the challenges facing children in Africa and the policy choices that governments could consider to promote child wellbeing.

The seventh IPC is intended to address the extremely violent, often fatal, practices inflicted on specific groups of children in the continent: children accused of demonic possessions and witchcraft; children who are victims of ritual killings and sacrifices; children with disabilities; and children with albinism. It is also expected to spearhead an Africa-wide campaign to end these practices.

The Conference will be addressed by African Heads of State, policy makers and world renowned child rights activists, including a Nobel Laureate.

For further information, kindly visit the webpage for the seventh IPC.

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