Africa

This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Africa. Browse resources by region, country, or category. Resources related particularly to North Africa can also be found on the Middle East and North Africa page.

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Republic of Kenya,

The Children Act, 2022, is an act of Parliament to give effect to Article 53 of the Constitution; to make provision for children rights, parental responsibility, alternative care of children including guardianship, foster care placement and adoption; to make provision for care and protection of children and children in conflict with the law; to make provision for, and regulate the administration of children services; to establish the National Council for Children’s Services and for connected purposes.

Save the Children,

The Child Protection Technical Expert (TE) has a central role in the country office given our focus on quality programming. The Child Protection (TE) will use their in-depth understanding of the context, technical expertise and skills to define and achieve our strategic ambition for child protection in Senegal, particularly in strengthening child protection systems. at national and local level, the protection of girls and boys from all forms of GBV, the protection of children on the move as well as the protection of girls and boys in and around schools.

Forbes,

UNICEF warns of a significant jump in the number of adolescent girls being forced into early marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as the region's worst drought in 40 years pushes families to the edge.

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care,

This is the monthly update of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform published in July 2022. 

Ghana Business News,

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has directed Ghana to double its efforts in ending the worst forms of child labour, particularly in the cocoa and fishing sectors.

Tania Broughton - Ground Up,

The rights of immigrant and undocumented women and children to access free healthcare in South Africa will be put to the test in a court challenge launched by SECTION27 in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Lisa Schlein - Voice of America,

Geneva — The U.N. children's fund says more than 266,000 violations were committed against children in armed conflict between 2005 and 2020.

Republic of Rwanda, The Commonwealth, CHOGM Rwanda 2022,

This is one of the resolutions adopted under the Kigali Declaration on Child Care and Protection Reform adopted on June 25, at the closure of the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. 

Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform,

This webinar co-hosted with the Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC) initiative is an opportunity to lift up how the Catholic Church is advancing safe and nurturing family care for children around the world.

ESARO Regional Learning Platform on Care Reform, CTWWC,

The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform hosted a webinar on June 22, 2022, featuring speakers from UNICEF's head office and the Better Care Network who provided detailed examples on the importance of data in Uganda's care reform processes. This purpose of this webinar was to examine the importance of using data to inform care reform, and how data can be collected and used effectively.