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 network’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). 

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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 network’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

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#ACERWC34 After 11 days of engagement the with different partners on different thematic topics: Children Affected by Armed Conflict , the @acerwc looks forward to enhance further collaborations with all partners to implement decisions of this session to enhance child protection.

#UNICEF: Report on the celebration of Day of the African child 2019 16th June-humanitarian action in Africa putting children first.
Recommendations: Better and early planning, it should be Led and remain a government programme where roles are demarcated and divided .#AGENDA2063

.@acerwc 34th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of Children (ACERWC)
happening in Egypt, Cairo. #AGENDA2040 #AGENDA2063
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Being a child should not hurt. Childhood is a time for growth, development and discovery. We commit to ensuring children are safe and away from risk.

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why is it important to find measure in Combating terrorism, extremism and radicalisation of children:
It is of critical importance for a child to survive, develop and to be protected, Potential to reverse the gains in children’s rights.#ACERWC34 #AGENDA2040

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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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