As a non-profit organisation, we have been active in the domain of children's rights for twenty years. Since 1996, we have implemented comprehensive and long-term children's rights projects together with our partners in African states.
We aim at the holistic development of children and young people.
Our work is based on the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter for the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC).
KiRA is supported by a body of reputable members who, like our pluridisciplinary staff team, have years of experience in various African countries.
They have expert knowledge about development cooperation and the management of benevolent associations.
All children may grow up, regardless of where they come from, in a political, communal and social environment, which protects and promotes their basic rights and dignity. They grow to be peaceful and responsible citizens,
who contribute to shaping our common future.
The first United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, called the Geneva Declaration of 1924, states “mankind owes to the child the best that it has to give”.
In this sense, we aim at contributing sustainably to enforcing the basic and inalienable rights of children and young people in Africa.
We contribute to set up a social environment which protects and promotes children’s rights, particularly in African countries.
In this sense, it is important to us, that:
We want to make an effective and lasting contribution thereto by concrete activities that are particularly child-focused, as well as by political and legal action, such as the mobilisation and training of State agents or legal reforms.
In our partnerships with local civil society organisations, we provide capacity training for effective children's rights advocacy and social work.
Picture above: Our members at the general assembly 2015 © KiRA
Kinderrechte Afrika e. V.
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