3 August 2020: Having written the summary report in March for Accelerating the agenda for child rights in Africa: 30 years of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, with a need to update the Africa child rights context.
I have therefore since written an Annex to the report: COVID-19 in Africa Presents a Catastrophe and an Opportunity for Child Rights: While child rights regress, ‘invisible’ issues affecting children’s rights are spotlighted for action to ‘build back better’
About the Summary Report
As the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) mark 30 years, the UNICEF Evaluation Office, in partnership with the UNICEF Office to the AU/UNECA, launched a reflection on the successes and failures in advancing child rights in Africa, as well as the challenges and opportunities that the future holds.
Read about the assignment and access the full length study, and updated summary (with COVID-19 in Africa Annex) and 4 pager here: www.unicef.org/evaldatabase/index_103930.html