Consultation meeting on the ratification of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
Somali Peace line participated a consultation meeting with key stakeholders for the ratification of African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) organized by a high level delegation from the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child(ACERWC) led by its Vice-president Hon. Marie Christine Bocoum and staff from the Secretariat and the AUC Office of the Legal Counsel.
The objective of these meetings was to create a network among various CSOs and other stakeholders to follow-up on the ratification of the ACRWC and support the Government on the process of the ratification of the ACRWC.
The consultations reached out AMISOM, UN Agencies, local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working on child rights issues. Discussions focused on the practical steps of the ratification procedures of AU treaties, and reporting on the Charter.

Somali Peace Line presented key issues faced by the children in Somalia during consultations with civil society organizations aimed at gathering firsthand information on the situation of children in Somalia.
ACRWCis a regional child rights instruments for Africa that encompasses provisions on the rights and welfare of the child giving due regard to African values and context. It was adopted in 1990 by the Organisation of the African Unity (OAU) and entered into force in 1999.

ACRWC has been ratified by 48 African Union Member States and Somalia is among the 7 who are yet to ratify with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Morocco, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Sao Tomé & Principe, South Sudan, and Tunisia.

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION
Somali peace line is committed to Promoting mechanisms for sustainable peace and enjoyment of rights by all
ORGANIZATIONAL VISION
A stable Somalia in which all its citizens exercise their rights and resolve their conflicts peacefully
ORGANIZATIONAL GOAL
Contributed community empowerment in peacebuilding and protection of human rights in collaboration with key stakeholders.
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES:
1. Somali Peace Line will maintain Political and Social Non-partisanship
2. SPL will be transparent and accountable in all its dealings
3. In all matters concerning a child, SPL promotes the best interest of the child
4. SPL will invest in the capacity of Somalis to solve their own problems
5. Reduction and/or elimination of poverty and illiteracy is a legitimate component of SPL approaches for sustainable in Somalia
6. Gender Equity features and is reflected in all SPL work

ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES
1. To contribute to the building of sustainable peace and stability in Somalia

2. To build the capacities of the community groups to enable them solve their internal problems, through research, conflict resolution, consultation meetings and discussions with specific issues and public concerns.
Organizational Philosophy
SPL is committed to persuade the Somali society to be amenable to understand themselves and their nature, their potentials and limitations, their place in the universe and relationships with each other and with whole mankind.
Organizational Structure
The General Assembly is the highest body of SPL. It has a governing body, which comprises a chairman, programme manager, Admin and finance manager and project managers that mobilizes the required resources and ensures effective management of the organization.
 
 
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