This report by the African Child Policy Forum examines the interaction of gender and child rights in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Sudan, and focused on three themes: child marriage; economic and sexual exploitation; and inheritance rights.
In particular, the report:
- Identifies challenges in the effective implementation of legal and policy frameworks and makes key recommendations for action.
- Highlights progress made by governments and other stakeholders towards ensuring the protection of children, particularly girls, from discriminatory practices.
- Identifies good practices that can be replicated to protect children from gender-based discrimination
- Highlights the failures and persisting challenges in each of the countries studied.
The report contains a Framework for analysing gender and child rights that will guide various stakeholders in determining or ensuring that their laws and policies on children are gender sensitive, responsive and accountable.