2019 ANNUAL REPORT: Highlights of Women Development and Child’s RightsProgramme

Annual Stakeholders’ Conference.

The Annual Stakeholders’ Conference on Child’s Rights remains an event that State and Non State Actors look forward to. 2019 conference was not an exception as stakeholders took joint efforts to tackle the menace of child trafficking, labour and violence in Ibadan, Oyo State on the 30th of July, 2019. Participants focused on raising more awareness on this societal threat. The facilitators of this conference dwelt much on contributing factors of child trafficking, labour and violence and how to fight it to a standstill. Also, victims of human trafficking shared their experiences of how they were deceived and trafficked to various destinations outside Nigeria including Libya.

Community Leaders at the Stakeholders’ Conference Participants at the  Stakeholders’ Conference

Households Empowerment for Sustainable Education for Children

The Households Empowerment Support Programme is a scheme which provides economic support for households of indigent children to enable them access their rights to education. This involves business management trainings for the beneficiaries and provision of funds for start up or business expansion. This event took place on the 3rd and 21st October, 2019. This scheme is being implemented with support from Kindermissionswerk, Germany.

Recipient of the Economic Empowerment acknowledging reciept of the cheque issued her for her business

Child’s Rights Oriented Competitions for Child’s Rights Clubs

The Child’s Rights Oriented Competition is an annual event organized for School Based Child’s Rights Clubs in Ibadan. It provides the children with opportunity to gain leadership skills and participate actively in the protection of their rights. Child’s Rights Club members from 53 secondary schools in Ibadan participated in the competition which was in 3 stages. 10 schools made it to the grand finale at JDPC Ibadan on the 20th November, 2019 to mark the Universal World Children’s Day; they participated in quiz and short presentations based on Oyo State Child’s Rights Law 2006. The children won prizes and Certificates of Participation for themselves and their schools.

Award Recipients of the Child’s Rights Oriented Competition

Early Warning System for children, parents/guardians, teachers and other stakeholders 

The Women Development and Child’s Rights Programme convened stakeholders which include children, parents/guardians, teachers and law enforcement agents to deliberate on preventive measures and joint actions to tackle the problem of child trafficking, labour and violence. The workshop which held at JDPC, Ibadan on the 9th December, 2019 provided participants with opportunities to identify cases of child’s rights violations and where to access help in the case of occurrence as well as possible measures to forestall occurrence.

Participants at the programme.

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