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Atelier des experts sur la formation des agents des forces de sécurité aux droits de l’enfant en Afrique francophone

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IBCR, International Bureau for Children's Rights

Report from a 5-day workshop held in Dakar, Senegal, 19-23 September 2011, organised by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR) in collaboration with UNICEF and Save the Children Sweden. The workshop brought together some forty international experts on children’s rights and focused on law enforcement agents’ training on the rights of the child in francophone Africa, concentrating most notably on:
• Training tools for law enforcement agents dealing with children’s right
• A definition of the core-competencies required from law enforcement agents dealing with children
• The elaboration of a law enforcement agents’ training programme.
The event, organised in the framework of IBCR’s regional project on law enforcement agents’ training on the rights of the child launched in November 2009, was aimed at contributing to the development of an improved training system to be used primarily by all those authorities responsible for ensuring that the laws on the rights of the child are being upheld. The objective is to improve law enforcement agents’ awareness and respect for the rights of the child in a sustainable and lasting manner. The fourteen francophone countries of Western and Central Africa taking part in the project are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad, and Togo.

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