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Protecting Children’s Rights Worldwide: Alternative Report on the UK’s Extraterritorial Obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Lauren Watters, AbleChildAfrica’s Programme and Partnerships Manager is part of the BOND Child Rights Working Group which has put together an exciting report which provides an NGO perspective on the progress made by the UK in implementing Article 4 of the UNCRC. Specifically, it calls for the establishment of a holistic child rights framework integrating a child rights approach across all […]

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Farewell to Matt Maclure, Programmes and Advocacy Intern Superstar!

After an amazing few months in the AbleChildAfrica office, Matt has finished his internship. He has been an absolute pleasure to have in the office and an invaluable part of our team! Join us in wishing him luck in his dissertation writing and all else that the future holds for him!   A final farewell from Matt […]

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Listen in and trend with #WeAreAllAble !

We invite you to sign up for our Thunderclap today! In Africa, fewer than 10 per cent of children with disabilities receive any form of education and only 2 per cent attend school. Those few disabled children in Africa who do attend school face multiple challenges, such as; a lack of specialised equipment, lack of parent […]

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AbleChildAfrica Trustees Visit African Partners – Part III (ANDY)

Paul Harrison joined the AbleChildAfrica Board of Trustees in 2014. Paul’s professional career spans over fifteen years in the global investment management business, leading teams of both investment managers as well as distribution professionals. Clare Adam joined AbleChildAfrica as a trustee in May 2013. After a visit to our partners in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in September […]

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Partner Learning Exchange Visit

AbleChildAfrica and Action Network for Disabled Youth (ANDY) are currently running a project that uses sports to encourage out of school disabled children into school. Part of the project supported a learning exchange visit between ANDY and our partners in Uganda who have also worked on projects that increase school enrollment of disabled children. Sarah […]

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Living Below the Line: Cause or Consequence of Disability?

By: Matthew Maclure – Programmes and Advocacy Intern   15% of the world’s population, or over 1 billion people, are disabled and crucially 80% of all disabled people live in developing countries (WHO, 2011). It is therefore not surprising that the World Health Organisation then estimates that 575 million disabled people live below the poverty […]