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Delivering on the SDGs with Regard to Children’s Rights

By Musa Chibwana So the SDGs were launched by the UN after a couple of years debating their framing and coverage. The 17 goals and 169 targets seek to take over from where the MDGs left off while addressing the gaps that were identified. Here are my observations and prognosis: The SDGs do well to […]

Why the SADC Needs a Children’s Protocol

By Musa Chibwana Introduction A Protocol is a legally binding document committing Member States to the objectives and specific procedures stated within it. In order for a Protocol to enter in to force, two thirds of the Member States need to ratify or sign the agreement, giving formal consent and making the document officially valid. […]

Overview CRNSA Strategic Plan

Introducing the CRNSA 2015-2019 Strategic Plan The CRNSA Strategic Plan focuses on five thematic areas: Capacity building and strengthening Research, lobbying and  advocacy Communication and  information dissemination Child Rights monitoring, evaluation and  reporting Organisational development These goals inform our five strategic outcomes: Outcome 1: National Child Rights networks in Southern Africa strengthened and supported to […]

The State of Children’s Rights in Southern Africa

By Musa Chibwana The protection of children’s rights is not a concept alien to traditional African culture, and international human rights principles on the protection of the child are supported in the African cultural concept of human rights. All the Southern African countries have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child […]