The African Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY), an organization focused on the defense of children’s rights, in collaboration with the national coordination of the AWCY of Benin, the International Organization ENDA Third World « Youth in Action », organize activities around the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the AMWCY scheduled from July 18 to 22, 2019, in Cotonou (BENIN).  During this anniversary, the initiative « Voice of African children » will be an opportunity to encourage the renewal of the commitment of national authorities, ECOWAS and African Union member countries to the realization of children’s rights by offering WCY and other child led organizations the opportunity to share their innovative solutions for the protection of children in an inclusive way.

The AMWCY and several associations have adopted the ECOWAS strategic framework document for strengthening national child protection systems to prevent and respond to violence, abuse and exploitation of children in West Africa.
The actors invited to this workshop gave a press conference at the end of the work on Tuesday 23 July 2019 at the Infosec in Cotonou to review the two days of work.

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