Rwanda recently lifted its ban on intercountry adoptions, causing concern over acting in the best interests of the child in any given case and whether proper monitoring mechanisms are in place to ensure the safety of adoptees.
African Child Policy Forum & Better Care Network9 Oct 2017
This Annex compiles the presentations delivered at the 21-22 June 2017 Africa Expert Consultation on Violence Against Children in All Care Settings and is intended to accompany the Final Report of the meeting.
Resulting from the June 2017 Africa Expert Consultation on Violence against Children in All Care Settings and adopted by all participants, this Declaration calls upon leaders at national, sub-regional, pan-African and global levels for further action to fulfill their obligation to protect children against violence in all care settings, with emphasis on alternative care.
The fifteen member states of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) have adopted the Strategic Framework for Strengthening National Child Protection Systems to Prevent and Respond to Violence.
Following the disappearance of 470 street-connected children after being detained in Nairobi County, county officials claim that it is the responsibility of the federal government to house and rehabilitate the children.