A Certificate in Children's Rights Protection will begin in May 2015 in Dakar, at the Centre for Judiciary training (CFJ). This opportunity was achieved through collaboration between the IDE, the CFJ and the University of Geneva, with the participation of the International Social Services and the Senegalese Cell for Support for Child Protection (CAPE). The certificate will allow professionals of West Africa working with children to benefit from quality supplementary training which is internationally renowned, and receive a diploma.

The certificate was first set up in Sion (Switzerland), and had a regional scope. This is the first time that the training will be given in Africa. The certificate is an opportunity for organisations and institutions working in the field of social work and children's rights advocacy to train their staff.

By adopting an interdisciplinary teaching stance (law, sociology, pedagogy, psychology, social work, specialised education, public health, ethics, anthropology...), training is given to professionals from various fields which participate in the care of children of less than 18 years of age. In the long term, this training aims to bring about important social change in the sub-regions, especially pertaining to legislative change and development and creation of competent services, through a better acceptance of the child's status as rights-bearer.

The pdftraining costs are calculated in order to give everyone the opportunity to participate. Scholarships can be obtained through certain organisations of defence and promotion of children's rights.

pdfRegistration is open until March 16 2015.

For more info, please consult pdfthe explanatory brochure (in French).

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