On the 18th of October 2014, the Institute for the Advancement of Children’s Rights (IACR) rolled out a project called “Children and the Law”. The project involves a 30-minute presentation every Saturday between 7.30 am and 8 am at City Limits Radio on topical issues relating to juvenile justice in The Gambia. According to IACR president, Mr Malick Jallow, “the initiative is part of IACR efforts to engage the public and other stakeholders on challenges facing the juvenile justice system in The Gambia with a view to working on dynamic ways to overcome such challenges.”
The Institute for the Advancement of Children’s Rights is a non-governmental, non-profit, impartial and non-partisan organisation located in Banjul, The Gambia, with a mandate to promote and protect the rights of children in The Gambia through the provision of legal support and assistance to indigent children in conflict with the law as well as building a preventive strategy to address the root-causes to why such children get into conflict with the law.
To that end, the Institute aims to improve the effectiveness and implementation of domestic, African & international human rights instruments on rights of children and enhance their capacity to play a meaningful and fundamental role in the socio-economic development of The Gambia.
Recently in September 2014, IACR was recognised as NGO of the Month by the International Institute for the Rights of the Child based in Geneva, Switzerland.]]>