Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Child Protection

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Minister of Social Affairs and Gender Equality, María Consuelo Nguema Oyana, strengthened the country’s child protection system through the review of the Study on Minors in Conflict with the Law. 

The Study review, which was attended by high-level representatives from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as well as the National Organization of the Blind in Equatorial Guinea, outlined strategies to identify possible causes of delinquency in minors, as well as proposed appropriate psychological interventions for social integration, and function of the familial structure and community to avoid conflicts. 

Equatorial Guinea has made great progress over the years on human rights, including the temporary amnesty against the death penalty, the plan of action to combat human trafficking, the implementation of the Children’s Parliament, the improvement of education for all Equatorial Guineans, and the complete abolition of child labor.

Equatorial Guinea has ratified numerous international conventions regarding human rights, and is active at the United Nations (UN) as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, where it strongly advocates for peace and security throughout the world. Equatorial Guinea at the UN has urged its fellow UN member states to prohibit the sale of arms to mercenaries and other organizations who are considered human rights violators.