Organized by International SOS Kinderdorf and theInstitute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) of 6 to 8 December 2006 in Banjul, Gambia. This awareness workshop, which brought together about 20 members of staff of SOS Children’s Village was designed to work on prevention, identification and documentation of abuses against children and on issues related to their development.
The participants exchanged their experiences on the promotion of children’s rights and the use of international and regional instruments protecting children. They also discussed opportunities for exchange with the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and share it with the experiences and successes in their respective work in child protection.
This three-day workshop was part of a joint project IHRDA-Regional Office of SOS Kinderdorf International for the implementation of international policy to protect children from SOS villages.
- Trace the outline of rights and the protection of children
- SOS policy on child protection
- What are human rights? Understanding the terminology of human rights.
- Protection of children’s rights at international level (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children)
- Protection of children’s rights at the regional level (+ ACRWC ACHPR)
- Relationship between international and national standards
- Gambian legislation on protection of child rights
- Challenges in protecting children in the Gambia-court prospects of children welfare department; civil society (Child Protection Alliance)
- Issues related to protecting children at SOS village in Gambia
- Documenting and reporting on allegations of violation of child rights
- Economic, social and cultural rights
- How SOS could share more with the African system for protecting human rights, particularly with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
- Types of questions to be used for documenting and reporting on allegations of violation of child rights
- Action Plan