Day of the African Child 2011
The Day of the African Child has been marked on 16 June every year since 1991, when it was initiated by the Organization of African Unity. This year’s theme is 'The Place of Parenting in Curbing Child Abuse’. Here is one in a series of related stories.
By Yvette Bivigou
NIAMEY, Niger, 15 June 2011 – For the majority of the 20 children attending the UNICEF workshop led by long-time UNICEF photographer Giacomo Pirozzi, it was the first time they had ever gotten close to a camera.