A message from the Children’s Council of Essaouira

Henry Bautista worked as a communication consultant within the Bayti organisation in Morocco between July and November 2019 as part of the “Protection of Children, Women and Other Vulnerable Communities (PRODEF)” project. This project, led in consortium by Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) and the IBCR, is implemented with the support of the Government of Canada via World Affairs Canada.

One of the flagship projects of Bayti’s Essaouira office — currently in progress — is the creation of a Children’s Municipal Council set up in partnership with the youth, their parents and the Essaouira City Council, with the financial support of the French Embassy in Morocco.

This project aims to establish a platform for expression, visibility and participation where children and adolescents offer solutions to decision-makers on child protection issues in the city of Essaouira.

The video below (in French), created by volunteer cooperant Henry Bautista, illustrates the participation of young people in the project.

Loubna, 14, a resident of Essaouira, delivered this message on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.