ACJ Zambia Partnerships
ACJ believes that concerted efforts are required in the fight for child justice and so collaborates with both Government line Ministries and child-centred Civil Society Organizations at regional (CSO-Forum, ACERWC) and local level. It is a member of and current Coordinating Organization of the National Child Rights Forum (NCRF), a Coalition of 22 child-focused CSOs, member of Children in Need Network (CHIN), Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) and Zambia Civic Education Association (ZCEA).
ACJ is committed to addressing the problem of children that come into conflict with the law, children of the incarcerated mothers or circumstantial children living in prison with their mothers, and promoting the rights of children as a whole in Zambia. ACJ facilitates programs which strive to shape a society free from all forms of child injustice and promotes the protection and overall development of children, thereby, providing equal opportunities for Zambian children to achieve their desired goals and aspirations. These programs include provision of legal aid services and social development programmes at the community and national level. ACJ believes that creating a community that is knowledgeable and sensitized about children’s rights, as well as the consequences for violating these rights, are key in protecting children.