MJFC Marks Universal Childrens Day

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The Law Offices of  Malick H.B. Jallow Esq. LL.B (Hons) PDIL, BL Barrister & Solicitor of The Supreme Court of The Gambia

71 Dobson Street, Banjul, The Gambia

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.jallowlaw.org

Tel: 4202997

MJFC Marks Universal Childrens Day                              

25th November 2020

The Malick Jallow Foundation for Children ( MJFC) formerly known as the Institute for the Advancement of Children’s Rights ( IACR ) joins civil society and indeed the rest of the world in marking Universal Children’s Day, established in 1954 and celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is also the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child as well as the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the child.

MJFC acknowledges the fundamental progress made by The Gambia in strengthening its legal framework for the protection and promotion of the rights of children. The MJFC seizes this opportunity to call for greater enforcement of the noble objectives and promise of the Children’s Act of 2005 especially in relation to combatting tourism related exploitation of children.

We therefore call on the Gambia Police Force to ensure timely and effective investigation and prosecution of tourism related exploitation of children as a means of deterring its perpetration.

Finally, we also encourage the Government of the Gambia to strengthen legal aid and support for children in conflict with the law through the National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA).

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Barrister Malick H.B. Jallow Esq.

Founder and President, MJFC 

71 Dobson Street, Banjul, The Gambia |Tel: 4202997 | [email protected]

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