The Monitor :: Focus On Children’s Rights-A Welcome Move
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Last Updated
Thursday 22 November 2018, 12:31 pm.
Banners
Focus On Children’s Rights-A Welcome Move

Stepping Stones International (SSI) in partnership with #IShallNotForget! movement have embarked on a project dubbed 'Raising Voices For Action On Children’s Rights'.
By Monitor Editor Mon 14 May 2018, 11:56 am (GMT +2)
The Monitor :: Focus On Children’s Rights-A Welcome Move








Representatives from the two entities have been hard at work scheduling meetings with political parties, the first step being to establish a working relationship that will see children’s rights adequately addressed in the parties’ manisfestos.

The project, which is funded and supported by the European Union is a welcome development, more especially because while challenges faced by our children are rarely discussed, action on issues affecting them is also very limited. The voices of the little ones are not catered for in policy-making, and other decisions that affect them.

Projects such as this one are a step in the right direction to start advocating for children’s rights, as well as making sure that their little voices are heard. The project as stipulated by SSI seeks to, amongst others, ensure that “child protection becomes a priority in Botswana through public and CSO advocacy to policy makers and government by mid-2019.

SSI has partnered with #IShallNotForget! movement in delivering this objective. SSI, through its review of political party manisfestos, established that children’s rights and child protection are “not a priority area in the Botswana political agenda, yet child abuse remains a heinous and prevalent crime in Botswana”.

It is time that political parties

Banners

make children’s rights and protection a priority. There is also need for a big campaign to sensitise the nation about the vulnerability of children. It is painful that in this day in age, we still have so many cases of child abuse, child neglect, defilement and so forth.

There are still certain segments of our society who misinterpret certain cultural practices to suit their sick and twisted intentions of violating the rights of children.There are many Setswana idioms such as ‘Lore lo o jwa lo sale metsi’, that certain individuals quote when abusing children.

The saying in itself is meant to capture that it is important for parents to impart good practices on their children at an early age, but others willfully ignore its proper message and end up abusing children, mostly beating them execessively.

There is yet another saying, ‘susu ilela suswana gore suswana le ene a go ilele’. While this aphorism makes a lot of sense, people often ignore its meaning, because as mentioned earlier, they to misinterpret culural practices and claim that a minor is not supposed to answer back to an elder, even if they are being accused of something they did not do.

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Banners
Banners
Banners


Editorial
Mon 14 May 2018, 11:56 am
Mon 07 May 2018, 11:38 am
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 11:01 am
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 11:55 am
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 11:01 am
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 15:52 pm
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 11:49 am
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 11:16 am
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 17:54 pm
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 17:58 pm
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 14:26 pm
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 14:50 pm
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 11:52 am
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 11:36 am
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 06:27 am
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 16:42 pm
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 17:09 pm
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 15:23 pm
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 16:15 pm
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 16:25 pm
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 17:55 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 15:49 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 10:09 am
Mon 30 Oct 2017, 11:01 am
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 15:28 pm
Banners
Banners
Subscribe to our Newsletter
have a story? Send us a Tip
Banners
  • Previous
    Hunter Killer
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Thursday 22 Nov - Thursday 29 Nov :::
    Hunter Killer
    Ralph Breaks the Internet
    Widows
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    Nobody's Fool
  • Previous
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Thursday 22 Nov - Thursday 22 Nov :::
  • Previous
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Thursday 22 Nov - Thursday 22 Nov :::
Selefu
For the love of dictatorships.
Banners
Banners
istanbul escort