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    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    NHRC Calls for Children’s Participation in National Issues

    The National Human Rights Commission in collaboration with PLAN International, has called on States to develop National Strategies, to ensure Inclusion and participation of children in national issues affecting them.
    The call was made in Abuja, during a public dialogue, in commemoration of the Day of the African Child.

    The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the OAU Organisation of African Unity. It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children.
    Day of the African Child provides an opportunity for Girls Not Brides members to encourage action to address child marriage at the regional, national and local levels.
    The 2018 theme is “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development.”

    The Human Rights Body added that the rights of the Nigerian Child, should be prioritized in both national and state budgets, with adequate allocation to all  relevant sectors.

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