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Réseau algérien pour la défense des droits de l’enfant (NADA)


The Algerian Network for the Defense of the Rights of the Child, NADA was created in 2004 following consultations between different civil society actors over the methods and means necessary to protect children and promote their rights in compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Network is based in Algiers and it includes more than 100 local and national associations representing 40 provinces. NADA works on 3 main axes to bring to light the concerns of the child at all levels: protection, promotion and advocacy. The members of the network provide a base for intervention at local and regional levels. NADA launched a toll free number in 2008 which became a national mechanism to fight all form of child abuse. The network operates on an international level, participating in the development of alternative reports on the situation of children in Algeria.


NADA has launched Aflatoun in 2012 with 120 youth ages between 10 to 19. The programme addresses the different needs of the youth and based on the understanding that they are capable of more than most believe impossible. Algerian youth participating in the programme were able to save and make their own small social projects serving their communities. They hence could transform their lives and their communities while being aware of their abilities to make a positive change in their lives. The programme equips them with the necessary skills and knowledge and a set of financial tools to realise their rights and responsibilities to break the cycle of poverty. The next generation of Algerian youth has the potential to stop pattern of violence, sectarianism, poverty and unemployment only when provided with those necessary skills.