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CPA equips media for advocacy on child rights issues

Dec 22, 2015, 10:52 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore- Njie

Child Protection Alliance (CPA) in collaboration with the Gambia Press Union (GPU) and the Women Journalists Association (WOJAG) recently concluded a training workshop for media practitioners.

Held from 14 to 16 December at the Baobab Holiday Resort at Bijilo, the purpose was to familiarize participants with child rights legal instruments.

About 30 media practitioners from the print and electronic public and private media attended.

They also deliberated on the 2014 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations and the “concluding observations” on the Gambia’s combined 2nd and 3rd CRC periodic report.

The organisers sought to familiarize the media with the UPR recommendations to the Gambian state, which the workshop participants discussed.

The expectation is that the media will play their part in the dissemination of the UPR recommendations, for the information of the general public.

It is believed that the media could help create awareness, as well as sensitize stakeholders on, among others, the need for the state, as primary duty bearer, to meet its obligations, before the next reporting period in 2018.

The facilitators were CPA coordinator Njundu Drammeh, Junkung Jobarteh a private legal practitioner, Madi Jobarteh of TANGO, and Saikou Jammeh of the GPU.