‘50 Minutes for Children’ drive gains momentum

UNICEF's campaign is gathering momentum
UNICEF's campaign is gathering momentum

The United Nations Childrenā€™s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has called on Botswana to accelerate the uptake of the ā€œ50 Minutes for Childrenā€ campaign, an awareness drive on childrenā€™s rights launched at the end of last month.

The UN agency says the campaign challenges the widely held narrative that children’s rights are a borrowed Western ideology aimed at giving children rights over their parents.

UNICEF Botswana head of external communications and advocacy, Tuduetso Kelapile said the initiative must not be viewed as a foreign concept, but as a continuum and revival of the Setswana notion of collectivism in child raising.

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