Conseil Français des Associations pour les Droits de l’Enfant (COFRADE)
Tuesday 19 August 2014
COFRADE ("French Council of Associations for the Rights of the Child"), chaired by Andrée Sfeir, gathers 50 associations and organisations and is responsible for:
> Ensuring the implementation of and compliance with the Convention of the Rights of the Child, ratified by France on 7 August 1990;
> Developing all necessary actions to educate children and adults, and public and private institutions, at a national and local level, about the provisions of the Convention, and to the practice of the rights there enshrined;
> Promote in a form of dialogue with the French public authorities, the legislative and institutional changes required to bring Franch law in line with its international obligations. (A COFRADE Report on France’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child is available on the COFRADE website).
> Protect children from trafficking in human beings, dismantle trafficking networks, and eradicate any form of child exploitation, something which is necessary at all levels and in all countries.
In addition to supporting the work of the Collective "Together against trafficking in human beings", COFRADE organizes debates for adolescents to help them to be more attentive to the world around them, to make them aware of issues that affect them and help them think about the various forms of exploitation and manipulation in order to provide better protection.
Contact: Armelle Le Bigot-Macaux