Launch of the cartoon film “Tounga: it must change!”

MAEJT: launch of the cartoon film “Tounga: it must change!” 

The launch of the cartoon film “Tounga: it must change!” of the AMWCY took place on 24 November 2021. The film translates the ECOWAS strategic framework on child protection into a child-friendly version. The launch was part of the International Day of the Rights of the Child that took place in Dakar, and specifically at the ECOWAS Gender Development Center. It was marked by a face-to-face participation of some GRPE member organizations including the SOS children’s villages, Plan International, Enda TM and the virtual participation of the 28 member countries of the AMWCY, mainly represented by children. All of them highly appreciated the film which will serve as an awareness and advocacy tool for the respect of the rights of the child. Produced by the AMWCY with the support of Enda Jeunesse Action, and the financial support of Save the Children, the communication tool is one of the results of the joint Regional Protection Group (GRPE) -ECOWAS plan. The film, the 4th of its kind in the “Tounga” series, exposes the issues facing children: child marriages, child labor, birth certificate, child mobility, abuse and violence, exploitation, and so on. It is also a call to action for state authorities and protection actors to build a better world for children.

Below the film link on YouTube