Thursday, 25 August 2011

Southern Africa Regional Conference on the Status of Children 2011

Save the Children is hosting the first ever annual regional conference on the status of children’s rights in SADC region. The conference will be held at The Pan African Parliament from 14 to 16 November 2011.

This conference will be a meeting place for organisations working in the children’s rights sector, child rights experts, government representatives and representatives of policy making bodies such as the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACEWRC), SADC Secretariat and Pan African Parliament.

The main objectives of the workshop will be the following:
  • To raise awareness of international instruments promoting children’s rights UNCRC, AWARC and SADC instruments.
  • To review Southern African countries’ progress towards meeting their obligations in realising children and young people’s rights as outlined in the UNCRC & ACRWC.
  • To mobilise child rights orgnanisations and other like-minded forces within the region to formulate strategies and mechanisms to partner with governments to ensure continued implementation of UNCRC and ACRWC and fulfillment of children’s rights in the region.
  • To raise awareness for governments in the region to draft and submit State Party reports on the status of children and youth at national level to the UN and AU.

Conference fees are in (ZAR) R1000 for the early bird registration and R1200 for late registration.

Early bird registration is open and closes on Friday 23 September. Late registration is open from 24 September to 30 September 2011. To reserve a place please complete the form below.

Enquiries should be made to: Karen Moganedi on (012) 342 0222 or