Day of the African Child 2018

Photo credit: The Wellbeing Foundation Africa

16th June 2018

Across Africa

Day of the African Child is celebrated on 16 June every year to commemorate the 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa.

Day of the African Child provides an opportunity for Girls Not Brides members to encourage action to address child marriage at the regional, national and local levels.

The 2018 theme is “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development.”