Baseline Survey on The Participation of girls and young women in governance
Customarily girls and young women have faced criticism against any newfound freedoms and they have always been forced back into the kitchen and fields yet they have an important role to play in governance. Girls and young women have persistently called for recognition as active agents in reconstruction of society structures. Zimbabwe has endeavored to include young women in government institutions through constitutional regulations such as the reversed seats quotas within parliament and other affirmative action requirements. Conversely, girls and young women remain among the marginalized groups, hence, minimal or no participation at all in governance.
The United Nations Convetion on the Rights and Welfare of the Child is a legally binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cutural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities:
African Charter on The Rights & Welfare of the Child
Africa is the only continent with a region specific child rights instrument. The African Chartee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRCWC) is an important tool for advancing children’s rights. WHile the building on the same basic principles as the UN Convention on the Rights, the AU Children’s Charter highlights issues of special importance in the African context
Case Study on ending child marriages
RNCYPT organized a challenge between religious and traditional leaders from different communities, to foster their creativity and encourage them to become champions of the movement to end child marriage at the grassroots level. in 2019 we will award the most excelling and innovative leaders with a grant dedicated to support girl’s education
29th Session of the ACERWC
The 29th Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child was held at Avani Hotel Lesotho in Maseru, Lesotho, from 2nd to 9th May 2017. RNCYPT attended the session representing the African Movement of Working Children and Youth.
Zimbabwe Concluding Observations from the ACERWC
After the 25th Session of the ACERWC in 2015 where the Zimbabwean Governement presented on the progress of advancing the rights of children the Committee of Experts made a list of obseravtions. Within the Concluding Observations are recommendations and key areas the government must improve on to ensure that children develop reach their full potential.