The African Child keeps encountering many challenges that pose a threat to the potentials and opportunities of the African Child to rise and emerge. The International Day of the African Child is a day created by the African Union to celebrate the African Child and to seek support to tackle their various challenges.
Challenges of Children in Africa are enormous from child labor to poor education or even lack of education in some societies. The African Child is also faced with several violations of their human rights, exposure to violence, child prostitution, early marriage, female genital mutilation, drug pushing, and abuse among others.
The African Child despite these challenges has achieved several amazing successes in academics, arts, creativity, sports, and in several other regards. The theme for the year 2020 celebration is “Access to Child-Friendly Justice in Africa”, the theme is seeking to apply the four principles of children’s right to achieve free access to a justice system in Africa that is child-friendly.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) celebrates all African Children on this 30th celebration of the Day of the African Child. We use this opportunity to request that governments and all other necessary stakeholders make the dreams of the African child achievable and attainable by giving them not just access to justice but to all other necessities of life so that our nations can be places of peace for our children to live in.