Second International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse
It is now almost four years since the First International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse was held in Nairobi in September 2007. Yet sexual abuse of children has continued unabated. It is for this reason that the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Regional Office through the African Movement for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (AMPCAN) in Accra Ghana decided to organize the Second International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse as a follow up to the first conference to review the progress made towards improving the situation of children who are at risk of sexual abuse or have already been abuse.
The Conference has the following as its objectives:
1. To assess the progress made so far in the various African countries on the issue of Child Sexual Abuse.
2. To ascertain improvement in research and practice on Child Sexual Abuse in Africa
3. To identify pertinent issues that hinder or enhance responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Africa
4. To provide a forum for learning responses on Child Sexual Abuse globally