Centre for Human Rights & Governance lays special emphasis on the rights of the child through identifying the problems that facilitate the violation of the rights of the child and engaging in educating the various communities through public lectures and awareness-raising campaigns. We train local stakeholders on improving the rights of the child and provide legal aid for juveniles, including advocacy for law reform in such countries.
Congolese children have been the subject of neglect especially in provinces plagued by conflicts. Children are victims of rape and other forms of sexual and economic exploitation. They suffer gaps in education, early childhood development, in conflict societies they are separated from their families and conscripted as militias. In post-conflict societies, they are not easily reintegrated. Domestic laws relating to the rights of a child remain outdated and the steps towards law reform have been relatively slow.
Early Childhood Development
CHRG helps children to grow with their rights for their childhood because many do not realize their full development potential from an early age. CHRG works for heightening equal access to early childhood development services by children affected with armed conflicts and with special needs.
Through boosting positive parenting and community participation in child protection Centre for Human Rights & Governance reduces malnutrition and stunted growth among young children in conflict-affected areas.
Children situation in DRC
Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are living through one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, where armed conflict is a daily reality, and children are recruited and forced to train as child soldiers. The human rights situation is severe for children, and they experience a myriad of daily challenges : poverty, sexual violence, disease, and inability to access to food and clean water. Their human rights are routinely violated and they are frequently exposed to violence from armed groups, in some cases abducted and forced into military forces.