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


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


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.


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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#VirtualCSOForum Children living in the streets is not just an issue in 🇳🇬. So even as we mark 30 years of ACRWC, states should pump more effort to help these vulnerable families. ~ Olakunle Sanni #covid19 @PlanAULiaison @ESASavechildren @UNICEF_AUOffice @TDH_IF @PlanGlobal

#VirtualCSOForum CSOs work in communities to raise awareness, influence change and ensure that children have a voice, through providing help in preventing, supporting and enforcing child protection behaviors. @PlanAULiaison @EACRN @ESASavechildren @UNICEF_AUOffice
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Raul; We are looking forward to: Protect our children against any form of child abuse, make sure children's opinions count and giving them a good working and playing environment. #VirtualCSOForum

The last regional convention of the 16th #VirtualCSOForum is today at 12pm hosting CSOs from West Africa. Webinar hosted by @MTotoNews link will be uploaded at noon.

#VirtualCSOForum Article 22 of ACRWC states; Children should not be recruited as soldiers, nor should they take a direct part in fighting wars. Armed groups have been using children to fight thus robbing them off their childhood. @PlanAULiaison @TDH_IF @EACRN
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