Advocacy Mission to Federal Republic of Somalia


Purpose of the Mission: To conduct an advocacy mission on ratifying the African Charter on the Rights & Welfare of the Child in Somalia on 30-31 July 2018.

  1. Objectives of the ACERWC in this Mission: To engage the relevant Ministries and Civil Society on the possibility of expediting the ratification process of the African Charter on the Rights & Welfare of the Child (ACERWC).
  2. Expected outcomes/ outputs of the Mission: To get commitment from the Government and Partners on the way forward regarding ratification of the Charter and subsequent activities. This will enable the ACERWC to effectively monitor the status of children’s rights in Somalia with a view to ensuring a Somalia which is for its children.
  3. List of Delegations: The delegation is composed of Hon. Marie-Christine Bocoum Vice Chair Person of the ACERWC & Special Rapporteur on Ending Child Marriage in Africa; Catherine Maina, Senior Social Worker, Ayalew Getachew Assefa, Senior Child Protection Officer, and Kameni Ngankam Communication Officer.
  4. Others (Relevant Partners): Doris Mpomou Director of the Save the Children Liaison Officer to the AU, Israel Tibebe, Child Rights, Policy& Advocacy Officer