Delegates attending the East and Southern Africa child rights conference have started arriving in Harare ahead of the three-day conference scheduled to take place from 10-12 April 2018.
So far those that have arrived are from civil society organisations which include, Child Rights Network for Southern Africa (CRNSA), National Child Rights Coalition, Botswana Child Rights Coalition, Letsema Child Rights Coalition, NGO Coalition on Child Rights, Rede da Crianca, Namibia Child Rights Network and Children’s Consortium. Some of the delegates are expected to arrive in the Capital by end of day.
The workshop being organised by SAPST and CRNSA is running under the theme, ‘Towards A SADC Protocol For Children And Young People.’
It is bringing together child rights civil society for effective engagement for a SADC Protocol on Children and Young People, whilst strengthening the institutional capacity of CRNSA to effectively contribute to the protection, respect, promotion and fulfilment of children’s rights in Southern Africa.
At the end of the three-day workshop, child rights experts are expected to have increased understanding of opportunities for engagement with regional mechanisms for child rights amongst themselves as well as improved understanding on parliamentary processes and social accountability for children’s rights.