Year : 2007
Children in Africa are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, both as orphans and, increasingly, as individuals who suffer from the disease. The African Child Policy Forum’s Child Protection Programme is committed to improving the legal and socioeconomic situation of children confronted by HIV/AIDS. This report is dedicated to the legal aspect of children and HIV/AIDS: how governments and other stakeholders ought to go about providing prevention, care and treatment to children with HIV/AIDS.

Year : 2008
In 2004, the African Child Policy Forum established the Children’s Legal Protection Centre (CLPC), as part of its Child Protection programme in order to directly support children either at odds with or in need of the law. In addition, the CLPLC advocates for legal and policy change towards the improvement of quality of life for children in Ethiopia. The Centre acts in accordance with international protocol including the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC).

Year : 2007
This directory is an initial step towards creating and maintaining a comprehensive database of all organisations providing psychosocial services for children, in order to strengthen and formalize referral arrangements for children in need of more than legal services. In its current form, this directory covers child-focused organisations in eight of the largest towns in Ethiopia: 10 in Adama, 70 in Addis Ababa, 2 in Arba Minch, 3 in Assosa, 19 in Awassa, 10 in Dessie, 11 in Dire Dawa and 8 in Gonder. The selected towns and their surroundings are prominent sources of trafficked, abandoned and destitute children. Most of the organisations included in the service directory were selected precisely because they provide psychosocial services to children in need, while others were chosen as rare general service-providers for children in their region. Furthermore, each organisation included in the service directory has demonstrated interest in being part of a referral process to be established among local organisations.

Year : 2007
According to Articles 37 and 40 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), to which Ethiopia is a signatory state, children in conflict with the law have the right to treatment that promotes their sense of dignity and worth, takes their age into account, and aims at their reintegration into society.  Generally, the situation of children deprived of their liberty--including those children detained with their mother--is one of the most under-researched, yet critical areas to be addressed as part of reforms towards the wellbeing of children who come into conflict with the law.