Children’s rights workshop ends in Abyei Administrative Area


Participants attend Child’s Rights workshop at Abyei Community Action for Development premises in Agok of Rumamer county in Abyei Administrative Area | Credit: Chol Ayiik Chol | AIRS 2022

A two-day workshop on child rights was concluded in Abyei Administrative Area on Wednesday. The workshop was held at Abyei Community Action for Development (ACAD) and was conducted by the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

It was attended by 25 people including chiefs, community police and women. The participants were taught how to promote children’s rights and provision of opportunities for children.

Shima Deng who is the chairperson of Abyei Women’s Association attended the workshop. She says the workshop will help address some problems of homelessness, and children’s rights compared to customary rights. She added that she learnt child rights in the customary setting during the session.

“I learn from the workshop these two days, I use to beat children always at home, but now I have learned that if a child makes a mistake, you call him, teach him and guide him with the aim of keeping children away from violence,” Deng says.

She urges families to take care of the children to provide support and opportunities to children in life.

“There is many street children in Aniet and Amiet market and there now ones who can take care of them, and they had no places to sleep, the Social Welfare Office should take the responsibility of street children, because it is part of children’s right,” she adds.

Joshua Fathor is a Community Liaison Officer at United Nation Interim Security Force for Abyei. He says the aim of workshop is to create awareness on child rights, because we all know that every child has basic rights. Joshua added that the workshop will be done in three places in Abyei, Agok, and Amiet market.