United Africans for Women & Children Rights

Events of the Month for UAWCR

Congressional Black Caucus Conference

September 23, 2011

CBC ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE:

Chairman John Conyers Judiciary Braintrust

Advancing the Civil Rights Agenda

Rebecca Project to Discuss Non-Consensual Human Research in Africa and Domestic Sex-trafficking
Washington Convention Center
Room 145-B

Contact:

Keenan Keller: keenan.keller@mail.house.gov
Kwame Ofosu: kwame@rebeccaproject.org
Grace Akallo: grace_akallo@africanwomenrights.org

Informed Activism Conference

September 24-25, 2011

The summit will bring together students, prominent scholars, policy makers, and leading activists to examine key themes related to scarce resources and conflict in Africa. READ MORE...

Forum on Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse

September 26, 2011

Paris principles and Paris commitments

The Paris commitments to protect children from unlawful recruitment or use by armed forces or armed groups and the Paris principles and guidelines on children associated with armed forces or armed groups were adopted at the international conference ‘Free children from war’ in Paris, February 2007. READ MORE...

Child recruitment by armed forces or armed groups

Around the world, thousands of boys and girls are recruited into government armed forces and rebel groups to serve as combatants, cooks, porters, messengers or in other roles. Girls are also recruited for sexual purposes or forced marriage. Many have been recruited by force, though some may have joined as a result of economic, social or security pressures. Situations of displacement and poverty make children even more vulnerable to recruitment. READ MORE...