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Day of the African Child

Young Liberians Call for Education on Day of the African Child 2016

Up For School | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Moses Owen Browne Jr., A World At School Global Youth Ambassador On 16 June 1976 Hector Pieterson was shot during a peaceful demonstration in Sou...

Speaking Up For Girls' Rights On The Day Of The African Child

Graca Machel | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Graca Machel

Today, as Africa simultaneously commemorates the Day of the African Child and the 25th anniversary of the Charter, we have a rare opportunity to reflect on both progress and challenges in responding to child marriages in Africa.

Making Every Day the Day of the African Child

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

As we celebrate the Day of the African Child this week, we hold in our hearts the brave Nigerian schoolgirls -- those in captivity, those who have escaped, the thousands whose fearless assertion of their right to an education has put them now at such risk.

This Campaign Works Toward #SafeSchools for All Children

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

With an initial $10 million from the Nigerian government and another $10 million from the Nigerian business community, we are launching a Safe Schools Initiative. It is designed to secure worldwide support for a basic right - that children should be able to go to school without fear.

A Day for Africa's Children

Anne Goddard | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

There are other challenges that the Day of the African Child brings to mind, and they are perhaps even more complex and nuanced than the larger, overarching ones. I'm referring to the array of harmful social and cultural practices that countless African children, especially young girls, must endure.

Day Of The African Child Marked Around The World

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

By Sue Mbaya and Memory Mushawenyoka NAIROBI--When I was asked recently to reflect on this year's Day of the African Child as a policy advisor and a ...