Hon. Anne Musiwa

Special Rapporteur for Children in the African Union
Zimbabwe

Anne Musiwa is the Special Rapporteur for Children Without Parental Care in the Africa Union, and is  a Member of the African Union Commission within the Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child where she has held positions in the Bureau as Vice Chairperson, Chairperson and currently the Committees’ Rapporteur.

She is also the country rapporteur for South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Uganda and Seychelles. Her mandate involves advocacy, advisory and resource mobilization towards promotion and protection of children’s rights, and she seats in the ordinary sessions of the committee where decisions impacting on African children’s wellbeing are made. She has also successfully led in the Continental Study for children without parental care.

She has eleven years experience in child rights governance driving the implementation and domestication of AU and UN Treaties on Child Rights. As a government leader and multi-stakeholder coordinator, she has supported political leadership and parliamentarians on the promotion of child rights as well as advocacy for child friendly laws. Anne is an astute administrator who has had successful missions on investigating child rights violations including advocacy for states to lift up reservations made on ratification of AU ACRWC. She holds a MSCc in Forensic Psychiatry.

Catharina Rinzema MEP
Secretary General Emilio Puccio