|Press release (2013-03-12): When local civil society joins hands with governments against modern slavery in Africa
In several countries and in collaboration with the authorities, the IDAY network is launching surveys on the worrisome situation of domestic workers. These surveys underpin a vast regional campaign for the regularisation and professionalisation of this sector, and the protection of all children and adults working as domestic workers in Africa.
|IDAY-International is now a Global Partner of the
Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) !
In January 2013 IDAY-International joined the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, a multistakeholder initiative initiated by the World Bank with the aim of strengthening the participation of local civil society in development, and enhancing its cooperation with the governments with a view to improve governance and social accountability.
IDAY-International will be playing a consultative role on the policy lines of the GPSA. The members of the IDAY network are now engaging their respective government to join the Partnership. This would enable all stakeholders to hold consultations in each country to define the priority areas of work as well as technical and financial support opportunities for local civil society.
|Read IDAY's latest Newsletter! (Winter 2012): PDF | flipbook
|Partnerships: IDAY is proud to announce 2 new partnerships that will enable the network and its members to step up their commitment to promoting the right to quality education for all in Africa:
|IDAY-DRC / Ministry of Youth and Sports of the D. R. Congo: partnership in the framework of the project Protection and Training of Young Domestic Workers (convention)
|IDAY-International / Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya): partnership in the framework of the multidisciplinary research programme on the use of natural extracts of Artemisia annua to fight malaria and improve the quality of education (MoU)
|IDAY Winter 2012 Newsletter: PDF | flipbook
|Declaration of IDAY coalitions on the occasion of the 14th Francophonie Summit (Kinshasa, October 2012)
|IDAY Summer 2012 Newsletter: PDF | flipbook
| IDAY Spring 2012 Newsletter: PDF | flipbook
for Education 2011: Women and Girls' Education
Across the world, more than 80 million children and youngsters have or have had no access to primary education; over 50% of them are girls. Once in school, girls are faced with numerous challenges and are more likely than boys to stop attending before they complete primary education. Girls also have significantly less chance of progressing to secondary school in many parts of the world. Of the 759 million adults lacking literacy skills, two-thirds are women – a share that has actually increased slightly over the last decade. Poor and marginalised women and girls are disproportionately affected, with factors such ethnicity, disability and location dramatically worsening a girl's chance of entering and completing school. These facts highlight a scandalous denial of human rights.
Join IDAY and the Global Campaign for Education to call for strong commitment to ensure that women and girls' right to education becomes reality for all of them!
Workshop "Education of minors deprived of liberty in Africa | 18-19 January 2011,City Hall of Brussels
This workshop aimed at gathering the various European stakeholders (public and private, governmental and nongovernmental)
involved – or at least interested – in this issue to evaluate conceptions and the willingness to
engage in coordinated support – rather than replacement – of African stakeholders.
The objectives were to: highlight the issue of the right to education of children and young people deprived of their liberty; examine the practical contingencies to be addressed in view of promoting quality basic education to all
minors deprived of their liberty in Africa; bring about better coordination between all stakeholders involved in this sector, among European actors
on the one hand and African ones on the other, and in the long term between these two groups (by
supporting African organisations engaged in this issue and in cooperation with their governments); examine how to contribute to coordinating and enhancing the relationship between African
organisations and their governments to progressively improve access to basic education in detention
environments, taking stock of relevant experiences existing on other continents.
Conclusions & Recommendations
Summary of the sessions
European Development Days | 6th-7th December 2010, Brussels
IDAY-International had a stand at the 5th edition of the European Development Days organised by the European Commission and the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. EDD is a leading European forum where questions and issues about international development cooperation are debated.
IDAY welcomed this opportunity to exchange with visitors on what we consider to be key development issues, in particular the key role of African civil society in achieving quality basic education for all and locally-owned development in Africa.
SYMPOSIUM 'Africa Of My Dream': Diaspora Perspectives on a New Vision for Africa's Rebirth | 3rd-4th December 2010, Expo Conference Center, Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 191,
2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Organised by Afrika Forum België vzw on the occasion of the 50th aniversary of independence of 17 African countries, this symposium offered to exchange and reflect on the place and vision of the African Diaspora for the envisaged rebirth of Africa. A partner to this event, IDAY gave a presentation on public-private partnership in educating the African child. Other sessions were dedicated to themes such as the perspectives of the African Diaspora on the continent's development, the position of Africa in the new World Order, etc. Programme
|IDAY regional conference "Regularisation under labor law and training of domestic workers in Eastern Africa" | 22nd-23rd November 2010, Bujumbura, Burundi
Programme | Report
|Message of Yaguine & Fodé | Commemoration, 2nd August 2010, Zaventem airport, Belgium
Yaguine et Fodé
of Yaguine et Fodé
of Yaguine et Fodé
|Conference "Filling the Basic Education Gap in Africa" | 24th June 2010,
European Parliament, Brussels
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Obituaries: Jean-Jacques Neuenschwander
is with great sorrow that we announce the death
of Jean-Pierre Neuenschwander, member of the Board
of Directors and executive administrator to the
Management Committee of IDAY, following a surgery
attempt that succeeded the rapid progression of
the illness he had been combating with great courage
for many years.
A former Director of IBM in DR Congo concerned with
Africa, Jean-Pierre contributed with enthusiasm
and conviction to the launching of IDAY. One of
IDAY’s co-founder and an active director from
the early stages, he was a mainstay of IDAY-Belgium
and committed great efforts to it as long as he
Jean-Pierre’s determination, diplomatic qualities
and his friendly, continuous and unfailing support
proved essential to many IDAY members for the pursuit
of our action in favour of African children. With
his death, they loose a precious friend who upheld
with all his heart their aspiration for a better
On behalf of IDAY and its members, we express our
deep gratitude and sympathy to his wife, children
May he rest in peace.