Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Comics workshops on working children’s rights

Originally published on Jan 1, 2011

Stick figure body drawing exercise. Picture by Isaak Traore

The African Movement for Working Children and Youth (AMWCY) arranged comics workshops in 2010 in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Rwanda. Well over a hundred children and youths participated in the workshops. 

The topics of the comics were drawn from the activities of the AMWCY members and the actions they engage in to realize their rights; birth certificates for children, ill treatment and violence, exploitation of working children, female genital mutilation and its consequences. 

More about the workshops in AMWCY’s newsletter www.maejt.org

AMWCY got their first introduction to grassroots comics in 2005 in a workshop in Cotonou, Benin. More in our workshop list

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