A sustained commitment to advocacy

26 Jun 2019
On June 15, 2019, during the celebration of the Day of the African Child, Agnès Tempe addressed the authorities and parents through advocacy in Natitingou

She had recently taken an active part in activities related to the promotion and respect of children's rights. Agnès Dogo multiplies her acts of advocacy for the respect of the rights of the child, by pronouncing speeches of plea.

In the context of the celebrations for the 29th edition of the of the African Child’s Day, Agnès Dogo and her peers from the SOS children's village Natitingou made their voices heard, through  advocacy speeches. They delivered these, not only towards the political and administrative authorities, but also towards parents and adults, who are in charge of the protection and education of children in general.


Agnès, in her advocacy speech, focused on corporal punishment in schools, in learning centers,  a sanctioned prohibited by the provisions of the 2015- 08 law (December 8, 2015) on the child’s Code in the Republic of Benin, but which continues in our schools and other learning centers for children and young people. "The terrorized child learns nothing, retains nothing, becomes nothing and becomes fearful", Agnès said in her plea.

Finally, she urged authorities and parents to just apply Benin's law, which protects children at all levels, so that children live and thrive in a "fearless" environment! "


Die SOS-Programme in Abomey-Calavi, Dassa-Zoumé und Natitingou ermöglichen die Verwirklichung der Rechte vieler Kinder. SOS-Kinderdorf Benin ist Mitglied von SOS-Kinderdorf International, das in Not geratene Kinder in 133 Ländern und Gebieten der Erde  betreut.