|CREAW Celebrates the Day of the African Child 2012: 'The Rights of Children with Disabilities: The Duty to Protect, Respect, Promote and Fulfill'|
CREAW will celebrate the day of the African Child on 15th June, 2012 at Dagoretti, one of the project’s target district in Nairobi, Kenya.The Day of the African Child marks the anniversary of the Soweto Uprising in 1976. On June 16, 1976, thousands of black South African students joined in a protest against the education policies of the apartheid regime. Police responded with force, killing at least two hundred children. Since 1991, June 16 has been an occasion to honour the courage of the children who participated in the protests, and to advocate for further action to address the physical and educational needs of children in Africa.
This year's theme is: "The Rights of Children with Disabilities": 'the duty to protect, respect, promote and fulfil.'Gender Based Violence Project
CREAW in partnership with Pathfinder International under Aphia Plus Nairobi-Coast are implementing an initial one year GBV project. The project’s main aim is to raise levels of awareness among organized community groups, increased access to justice and other GBV support services by survivors. It is anticipated that project activities will lead to increased reporting of GBV cases. CREAW’s project goal in the APHIA plus Nairobi-Coast project is to contribute to the reduction of instances of GBV in Kibera, Kamukunji, Makadara and Dagoretti districts through community sensitization and provision of legal aid as well as increased respect for women and girls as equal human beings as men and boys. This project empowers women, children and the community at large with skills and capacity to advocate for fulfillment of their rights. .