Sub-Saharan Africa

The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016 – Getting It Right: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice

Posted By: • January 15th, 2017

The African Report on Child Wellbeing series is a pan-African project intended to promote state accountability to children and mobilise legal, policy and administrative actions towards progressive realisation of the ideals and principles of the UN Charter on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC). The fourth edition of the Report builds on previous editions and findings of various studies undertaken by the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and other child-focused organizations, which consistently show that there is insufficient progress on implementation of laws and polices pertaining to children. The report examines the underlying institutional, systemic and administrative barriers affecting effective implementation of the rights and wellbeing of children and is expected to initiate discussion and trigger action to narrow the gap between policy promises and their actual implementation. Read More

ECPAT Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Sub-Saharan Africa Report

Posted By: • January 15th, 2017

This regional report was prepared as a contribution to ECPAT International’s Global Study on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT) and is based on research conducted in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia. The Sub-Saharan Africa research consistently identifies the need to improve services for the protection of children against SECTT, including response efforts that are properly contextualized and designed to meet the needs of families and child victims. The paramount importance of parental care and family relationships for ensuring the protection of children against SECTT is also underscored, with the recommendation that multi-stakeholder approaches to addressing this issue must involve identifying culturally relevant and effective ways to strengthen the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect children. Read More

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

Posted By: • April 28th, 2017

Up to one billion children in the world are estimated to have experienced physical, sexual, or psychological violence in the past year. INSPIRE is a technical package for those committed to preventing and responding to violence against children and adolescents. The package is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Read More

Responses to Mixed migration in the Horn of Africa & Yemen: Policies and Assistance Responses in a Fast-Changing Context

Posted By: • January 19th, 2016

Migration issues in the Horn of Africa and Yemen are complex and challenging, comprising large populations of refugees, IDPs, labour migrants and irregular (normally economic) migrants. This publication is the third in a series of studies by the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) on specific mixed migration issues in the Horn of Africa and Yemen. Read More

Child-sensitive Social Protection in Africa – Challenges and Opportunities

Posted By: • December 14th, 2015

Social protection’ refers to the evolving body of complementary poverty and vulnerability reduction strategies aimed at aiding the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations to improve their management of external economic, social, and natural shocks and risks. Social protection agendas across Africa have gained increasingly significant political attention over the last decade, as governments pursuing the MDGs and other development initiatives have sought to reduce population vulnerabilities in the face of emerging global challenges, shifting demographic patterns, and persistent drivers of inequality and exclusion (Ortiz et al., 2010). Read More