KiRA - Children's Rights Africa "Kinderrechte Afrika e. V."

KiRA (short for Kinderrechte Afrika e. V.) is a non-profit organization for the protection of children’s rights in African countries. Founded in Lahr, Germany, in 1995, KiRA aims at the holistic development of children and young people by promoting their access to basic human and children's rights. This way, they are enabled to deal with the challenges of the future and to take on responsibilities in their families, social communities and societies. We currently coordinate various children's rights projects in Mali, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Cameroon.


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"Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give​."

(From the Declaration of the Rights of the Child 20 November 1959)


Kinderrechte Afrika e. V. (KiRA) mourns the death of its founder, longtime director and president





Horst Buchmann

Bearer of the Order of Merit

of the Federal Republic of Germany



For more than 25 years and until the very end, Horst Buchmann put all his efforts into significantly advancing the respect and implementation of universal and inalienable children's rights in many countries in Africa. His commitment and successful cooperation with state institutions as well as civil society actors have succeeded in bringing back smiles to the faces of many children who have been in severe situations of need.


In deep gratitude and utmost respect, the board, members and staff of Kinderrechte Afrika e. V. bow their heads to Horst Buchmann and his life achievements.


We invite you to write your personal message on the page of condolences.





"Let's stand up for our rights!"

In November 2019, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) turned 30. Our partners in Mali, Ghana, Benin and Cameroun organized a vast variety of activities to commemorate 30 years of children’s rights.


Led by the common slogan “Let’s stand up for our rights, our future is waiting!”, children became protagonists in claiming more protective measures from state authorities, civil society agents and parents in the four countries. 

Read more.

Picture above: Two little girls who grow up at the sides of their imprisoned mothers are finally able to leave the prison walls and attend a day care facility in the neighborhood. © ALDEPA


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Kinderrechte Afrika e. V.



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Kinderrechte Afrika e. V.

Schillerstraße 16

D-77933 Lahr


Tel.: 07821/38855

Fax: 07821/985755


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