The ACERWC is pleased to announce the release of the Continental Study on the impact of conflicts and crises on children in Africa.
The Study originates from a Decision (Decision EX.CL/Dec.712 (XXI)) of the African Union Executive Council which requested the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) to take into account the rights of the child in its agenda and cooperate actively with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. In view of implementing this Decision, the ACERWC held an Open Session with the African Union PSC on 18 February 2014 where the Executive Council suggested that the ACERWC undertakes a study which assesses the situation of children in armed conflict and its impact across the Continent. Taking the suggestion in good order, the ACERWC kicked off the process in undertaking a comprehensive continental study on the impact of conflicts and crises on children in Africa.
The Study will be officially launched in the coming weeks.