Africa Expert Consultation on Violence against Children in All Care Settings

The 21-22 June 2017 Africa Expert Consultation on Violence against Children (VAC) in All Care Settings is one part of a series of regional expert consultations on VAC and Care organized by Better Care Network's Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Initiative, the African Child Policy Forum and other partners (Family for Every Child, HelpAge International, Hope and Homes for Children, International Social Service, REPSSI, Save the Children and SOS Children’s Villages), in collaboration with the SRSG on Violence against Children. The expert consultation builds on global and regional progress and commitments surrounding the elimination of violence against children and the establishment of appropriate care for children, in alignment with international standards.

The expert consultation in Africa has two key objectives:

  1. To convene and engage all key actors involved in the elimination of violence against children and implementation of the international guidelines on the alternative care of children within the region. 
  2. To establish an effective regional working group with a concrete action plan to implement the recommendations indicated in the UN Study on Violence against Children and the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. 

Presentations from the 21-22 Africa Expert Consultation included:

Day 1:

Day 2: