Western Africa

This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Western Africa. Browse resources by country or category for more specific information.

Salifu .m .touray in Lrr – The Daily Observer – AllAfrica.com21 Mar 2017

A child protection awareness forum was held in the Lower River Region of Gambia to help promote positive discipline in every day parenting.

Fidelis Mbah12 Mar 2017

Street children in Nigeria face risks of being recruited by terrorist organizations.  This program held by American University of Nigeria hopes to reduce children’s risks of recruitment.

Augustine Djan - Ghana Star28 Jan 2017

This article reviews preventive social interventions and protective interventions in Ghana and finds that Ghana has done extremely well on preventive social interventions.

Relief Web - SOS Children's Villages6 Jan 2017

The mission of the Member Support Advisor is to be the daily operational link between Promoting & Supporting Associations (PSAs), the General Secretariat (GSC) and other Member Associations (MA

Emily Delap, Camilla Jones, Helen Karki Chettri -- Children and Youth Services Review21 Dec 2016

This article discusses the results of a cross-country research project in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding the impact of social protection on loss of parental care, support to foster or kinship care and quality of care and wellbeing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

ReliefWeb6 Dec 2016

UNICEF and Gambia announced the launch of Gambia's National Child Protection Policy 2016-2020.

Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian17 Nov 2016

At a small primary school in north-east Nigeria, a group of uniformed orphans are greeting a visitor to their art class. Some are the children of Boko Haram fighters.

Better Care Network1 Nov 2016

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

Citifmonline18 Oct 2016

This article from Citifmonline reports that persons seeking to adopt children in Ghana will soon be required resort to the High Courts for clearance.

12 Oct 2016

Thomson Reuters reports that an increasing number of women in Nigeria are fooled into giving up their children.  

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