Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA)
Africans Unite against Child Abuse (AFRUCA) was established in May 2001 as a platform for advocating for the rights and welfare of African children following the deaths of children like Victoria Climbie, Jude Akapa and Damilola Taylor in the UK. It became a registered Charity in July 2002 and a Company Limited by Guarantee in October 2001 with a Board of Directors appointed to run the organization. AFRUCA is embedded in and has developed out of African communities in the UK as a response to their realization of the problems African children and parents face and the gaps that exist within the child protection system for African children in the country. The main focus of the organization's work is Prevention and Early Intervention. The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of The Child and the UK Children’s Acts of 1989 and 2004 provide the foundation for all the work at AFRUCA. AUACA aims to promote the best interests of the child in all activities. The organization's stance is that culture and religion should never be a reason to abuse children.
The 1989 United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child forms the basis of the work at AFRUCA. The mission is to promote the rights and welfare of African children. With a presence in two UK cities (London and Manchester) and projects working with children, young people and families across London and in Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry and other cities, they are undeniably the voice of the African Child in the UK. The national spread means they have become accessible enough to be regarded as the first point of contact for those interested in the welfare of African children.
The vision is to see a world in which African Children can live free of cruelty and abuse at the hands of others.See more