It is clear that Child Rights are fundamental freedoms and the inherent rights of all human beings below the age of 18. MYCRO strongly believes that these rights apply to every child, irrespective of the child’s background, parent’s / legal guardian’s race, color, sex, creed, or another status.
The importance of this is the equality of opportunity. Girls should be given the same opportunities as boys. Children all over the world must be/should have the same human rights and should be given the same chance to enjoy an adequate standard of living.
The Movement for youth and Children’s Rights organization came into existence from a caring community survey on the rights and responsibilities of children in the Lumley community, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The rights of Youth and children were not functional in about 4 communities where MYCRO was operating. The Sierra Leone version of the rights of the child as a statutory act provided in the Sierra Leone child right Act 2007 highlights the formation of the child welfare committees- (CWC) and child panels; these were not evident in the 4 communities. It was against this background that the Movement for Youth and Children’s Rights Organization was formed to help complement the efforts of Government and Organizations in Sierra Leone.
It is evident that children bore the most circumstances during any conflict and violence for instance, in Sierra Leone, children experience war and its effects, and yet after the war priority is not adequately given to them to recover from trauma and effects. Our work is to work with the community to uphold children’s rights as stated by the United Nations Convention on the Right of children.
These are the approaches MYCRO uses:
Our community child Support:
- MYCRO Child feeding
Advocacy and Training
- Child trafficking
- Child Labour
- Early Child Marriage
- Child Abuse & Neglect
- Girl Child Education
- Effect of divorce on children