The Coalisision Umwana ku isonga with 19 members of civil society that fight for children right in Rwanda, have finalized a report to be submitted in the Africa Union (AU) suggesting an number of improvements for children wellbeing.
When evaluating the report on Thursday 5th July 2018, members of the forum, “Coalition Umwana Ku Isonga”, they were pleased of the child registration law review that prevents parents from beating children, the Ministerial instruction that prevents school leaders from beating children using sticks but it needs that there should be a decree which governs children punishments because painful punishments are still in place.
Ruzigana Maximillien the coordinator of Coalisision Umwana ku isonga said that physical punishments of young children are prohibited.
"Even if a child made fouls or mistakes, a child deserves another kinds of punishments and therefore we request teachers and parents to think on other that not destroy peoaple’ skin and we wish the government to support and establish instructions that can be given in case" Ruzigana said.
Ruzigana Maximillien, coordinator of Coalisision Umwana
On children registration process, Sekanyange Jean Leonald the Coordinator and spokesperson of civil society organizations saiys "Civil registration of child is done by the father or mother, but if none the child is registered by who else with the parent relationship with the birth clearance. In addition, it is also done when there are two witnesses whose 18 years old" Sekanyange said.
This report correlates with the government ‘report which explains what have done for fulfilling African Contracts about children ‘right. It is about children ‘right for Education, Health, Civil registration right and Right to speak.
As recommendations given they found that there are challenges and they said that government should facilitate children to find civil registration process easily, to give them freedom to speak for recommended thoughts to them, to put in family those with disabilities and to provide materials in schools of the disables.