An identity for every child
With a smile on his face, 16 years old, Noël is striding calmly alongside his dad on the muddy, rutted road which links the town of Kiwanja with the Rubare registry office in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The two have been invited to a mobile court hearing organised by the Peace Tribunal of the Rutshuru Territory (North Kivu) in order to provide justice to 1600 children whose births have not been registered at the registry office within the statutory 90 day delay.
To learn more, follow this photo-report on the mobile court for birth registration supported by UNICEF and the Canadian Government in Rubare for vulnerable children.
- Children get involved in obtaining their right to an identity !
- UNICEF promotes every child’s right to identity in North Kivu
- Birth certificate protects me and makes me a citizen of my country
Translated from French by Elsabe Joubert
Djaounsede Madjiangar est un Spécialiste de la Communication de l'UNICEF pour la RDC, basé à Goma. Il est convaincu que pour une vie harmonieuse dans la société, chaque enfant doit être élevé dans un esprit de paix, de dignité, de tolérance, de liberté, d’égalité, et de solidarité.
Djaounsede Madjiangarstrong is a UNICEF Communication Specialist for Eastern DRC, based in Goma. He believes that for a harmonious life in a society, every child should be raised in peace, dignity, tolerance, equality and solidarity.
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