The rights of the child at risk: Which way forward?

Bridgers Association Cameroon

“I am afraid of the kind of future that awaits me from the look of things”.  Cried out an innocent child to another elderly one while two members of Bridgers Association Cameroon were passing through a neighborhood in one of the urban cities of Cameroon. One thing certain is that the child surely thought of the fact that the child’s basic Human Rights are in great jeopardy if not completely in danger in diverse ways. Everything seem to be on a backward trend be it in the less develop world or in the developed societies, the cry is almost the same.

The UN International Convention on the rights of the child (CRC) of 1989 is the core instrument for the protection of the child’s rights not leaving out the relevance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 as well as others, yet, there continue to be gross disregard…

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