A call to action: IYF +20
THEME: “Restoring families as the Pillar of Development in Africa”
View call to action here (kindly follow link to endorse/comment and read a detailed background of the call) was developed in Regional Experts meeting, ahead of the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family on 15th May, (and the 10th anniversary of the Plan of Action - PoA - on the family in Africa). The experts meeting, hosted by Parenting in Africa Network, in partnership with ICS-Africa brought together over sixty (60) participants, drawn from 9 countries in Africa, and saw numerous others from across Africa and beyond share position papers under pertinent themes.
Reflections on Africa's Indigenous knowledge on Parenting: Indigenous parenting practices of different communities in Africa (2014)
Through the following links, enjoy PAN’s (recently launched) studies, where we unearth positive indigenous knowledge on how the pastoralist communities of the Gabra and the Maasai people in Kenya, East and the horn of Africa region; Bozo community in Mali, West Africa; Ndebele of South Africa, and the Swahili of the coastal strip of Africa ‘skilfully’ parented. View 30 minute - Documentary below:
THEME: Adolescents (boys and girls) with Parenting Responsibilities
2013 PAN country chapter round table meetings/Launches, all culminated in the 2013 pan-African Conference on Parenting, in Mangochi, Malawi on 16-17 October 2013. Hosted by YONECO - Malawi PAN Country Chapter Lead- the conference saw over 69 delegates from 11 countries participate; and hundred others from across Africa send in their contributions through online surveys, reports and country-specific dialogues. Look out for the 3rd pan-African Conference on parenting hosted by PAN Uganda chapter, in March 2015.
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Parenting in Africa: Perspectives of professionals working with children
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