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APEVAC engages with stakeholders at global, regional, and national levels most especially, African governments and national, sub-regional, regional and international non-governmental organizations operating in Africa, rights-based organizations, child development agencies, academia and research institutions, and the private sector who have the interest to support the violence prevention agenda in Africa and/or have a programmatic focus on the issue.


Below are the categories of strategic stakeholders and /or partners:

·      African Union entities: At the Pan-African level, APEVAC works with the African Union entities, notably the Department of Social Affairs, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the Regional Economic Communities

·       Regional Economic Communities: RECs are a critical stakeholder in the VAC agenda given their convening power and a strong recognition by the member states.  APEVAC will endeavor to engage with the RECS across the continent namely: The Arab Maghreb Union (UMA); The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD); The East African Community (EAC); The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS); The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)

·       National Governments: At the national level, APEVAC works very closely with African governments. Governments as a key duty bearer have the lead responsibility of guiding national level efforts on preventing and ending VAC.

·       Global level partners: APEVAC enjoys strong strategic collaboration with global and regional stakeholders such as the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and Global Partnership to End Violence.

·       CSOs, International Organizations, National CSO networks, Pan African CSO Networks and Operating on the Continent: Civil Society Organizations play a crucial role in efforts to end violence against children and have extensive resource and expertise in the area of policy research and analysis and multi-sectoral programming among others. APEVAC have a collaborative relationship with African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), ANNPCAN, The CSO Forum on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Africa Wide Movement for Children (AMC), ECPAT International, Child Helpline International, and REPSSI (the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative).


Modalities of engagement


·         Convening policy Dialogues on VAC at regional and Pan-African level

·         Convening Days of General Discussions on VAC and/or specific VAC issues

·         Joint monitoring of the continental agenda on VAC

·         Leveraging AU and RECs advocacy platforms to promote violence-prevention efforts

·         Providing relevant briefs on Countries that have submitted their State Party reports

·         Mobilizing Children and other stakeholders on issues about VAC

·         Proposing a General Comment

·         Popularizing the ACRWC and the work of the ACERWC

·         Generate knowledge based on the innovative practices emerging from their programs

·         Facilitate the participation of children and young people on VAC issues


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