Summary of the CUI pre-session to present the Alternative report on ACRWC. The Coalition Umwana ku Isonga has presented the report to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child during the 32th Session of the ACRWC held on 12-20 November 2018 at Radisson Blue Hotel in Addis Ababa -Ethiopia. The delegation of the Coalition was composed by 9 persons including 3persons from the Coalition (Chair, Vice Chair and the Coalition ) 3 persons from CLADHO including (The ES of CLADHO, Program officer and 1children), 3 persons from CVT among them 2 children. The Coalition delegation was representive in gender by 3women 6men.
The report presentation
The report in summary was given by Mr. Maximilien Ruzigana Coordinator of the Coalition Umwana ku Isonga in 10 minutes and instructions and followed by 2 series of questions asked by the all committee members. The responses of the questions was much related to the report submitted by the Coalition but also to the report the committee has received from the Government. The exchanges and interaction with the committee of experts on the children’s rights was interesting to us panel but also the members of the delegation. At the end they asked to one of the Child to say something to them. The child also said that he was happy to see how they high level persons at the African Union are interested to the issues relating to the life of Children.
In conclusion the Chairperson of the ACERWC affirmed that herself and all the Committee members were very happy for the delegation of Rwanda child rights Coalition for the report submitted, the time that we gave them to explain the report as well as all the information they received from the Rwandan CSOs delegation.
Madam chair of the Committee of experts wanted to know if the Coalition delegation want to task the priorities issues related to the recommendations proposed the “Chair of the Coalition said that all are in priority, but the issues related of teacher training (sign language) and school materials for children with disability and availability of sufficient social workers at sector level in charge of children issues should be in priority”.
The session ended with a family photo together where the committee members and the CUI delegation had a photo together. The below photos are some of many taken for this pre-session