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Children’s Rights in Senegal: From the Convention to the reality. The first survey by children

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CONAFE, Coalition Nationale des Associations et ONG en Faveur de l'Enfance,Save the Children

A first national survey on children’s rights in Senegal led by children, on the initiative of the National Coalition of Child Rights Associations and NGOs (CONAFE Senegal), with the joint support of Plan and Save the Children. The survey aims to assess, for the first time, Senegalese people’s level of knowledge and perception of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the application of the Convention in the country. More than 1,000 people were interviewed in seven regions of Senegal. Parents, representatives of local authorities, members of the civil society and many children shared their perception of child rights situation throughout the country.This study should be of much interest to all those working for children in Senegal – government institutions as well as local associations or international NGOs can use the findings of this survey, the first of its kind, to guide their programmes and redefine their intervention priorities.

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