Eastern Africa Child Rights Network

The Eastern Africa Child Rights Network of Civil Society Organizations (EACRN) was established in March, 2014 to coordinate efforts by civil society organizations in Eastern Africa in advocating for children’s rights. Presently, the network’s membership constitutes of child focused national CSOs coalitions from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Ethiopia. The network’s mandate is to implement programmes that are focused on the realization of Children rights as contained in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (UNCRC).

A note from the EACRN Management Committee Chairman


“Coalitions and networks are critical in the realization of the rights of children at a regional and national level. This forum provides, not only an opportunity to share strategies but also to look at the progress made towards the fulfilment of child rights and come up with a way forward

I would like to take this chance to thank all organizations that have facilitated the work of the EACRN, the member coalitions for their invaluable contribution to the work of the network, and to invite all child rights focused organizations and individuals to partner with us as we endeavor to make better for the African child. More…

– Maximillien Ruzigana