About EACRN

The Eastern Africa Child Rights Network of Civil Society Organizations (EACRN) was established in March, 2014 to coordinate efforts by civil society organizations in Eastern Africa in advocating for children rights. The networkโ€™s mandate is to implement programmes that are focused on the realization of Children rights as contained in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (UNCRC).ย 

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Vision

An East African region where children enjoy their rights to survival, development, protection and participation

Mission

To enhance the capacities of national coalitions and promote evidence-based advocacy on child rights within the East African region

Goals

To improve child rights governance in Eastern Africa through strengthened national child right coalitions that effectively promote child rights to ensure appropriate child survival, development, protection and child participation in decisions that affect them.

Projects

Development of management documents

As the network is still in its nascent stages, priority has been given to strengthening the networkโ€™s management and operational structure so it can deliver on its mandate

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National Coalitions Capacity assessment

The network is currently undertaking a rapid assessment of the status of national child rights coalitions in the region to determine the status, nature and capacities of national child rights coalitions.

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Expanding the network membership

In countries where national coalitions are non-existent, the network is working on setting up functional coalitions.

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ACERWC general comment consultations

South Sudan ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

Child rights situation in Burundi

Twitter feed

As we commemorate #CRC30 & #WorldChildrensDay2019, let's remember that childhood is a stage that can't be bought once passed. We should let children:

*Play ๐Ÿ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธโ›น๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ
*Go to school ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ’
*Access healthcare ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ’Š
*Eat ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿ˜‹
*Speak ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ
*Be protected from any harmful practice ๐Ÿงฟ๐Ÿ˜ข

Over 200 children intercepted as they are being trafficked. @PoliceUg represented by Pamela Kentaro commits to working with all stakeholders to ensure children are transported safely. @DPUganda @MTotoNews @EACRN @EACHRights @PatriqKanyomozi @IOM_Uganda

#EAC Child Policy seeks to provide the region with an operational, legal, policy, and institutional framework to facilitate the development,coordination and strengthening of national efforts geared towards the promotion of childrenโ€™s rights. #JumuiyaCRCAt30 #EveryChildEveryRight

The #EAC Child Policy is the culmination of various processes geared towards the harmonisation of standards and approaches to the implementation of child rights in the EAC. #JumuiyaCRCAt30 #EveryChildEveryRight

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Contact us

Kilimani Area, Timau Road,
Cedar Court, House No. 4,
P.O. Box 19494-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

+254 701 670090

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African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

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The African Commision on Peoples and Human Rights
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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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