Ebony Sectorial Awards for the Fight Against Child Labor
The First Lady Dominique Ouattara encourages all initiatives targeting raising awareness and fight against Child labor phenomenon. It is in this framework that the spouse of the Head of State, also President of the National Oversight Committee for Actions Against Trafficking, Exploitation and Child Labor received in audience the winners of the Ebony sectorial awards for the fight against Child Labor, Thursday, July 7, 2016 in her office in Cocody. Tey are respectively Miss Pie Nesmon de Laure, journalist at “Politikiafrique”, winner of the 2014 Award, Mr. Kouadio N'Guessan Armel Ange Armel, a journalist at Radio Côte d'Ivoire, winner of 2015 Award. The journalists were accompanied by Mr. Traoré Hamed Moussa, President of the National Union of the Journalists of Côte d'Ivoire (UNJCI).
The First Lady took this opportunity to congratulate and encourage the winners. She has also informed them about projects in the framework of the remediation of the phenomenon of Child Labor. She exchanged with journalists on their various subjects of investigation. In return, the UNJCI President requested the support of the First Lady for the institutionalization of that sectorial award. A claim accepted by Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, President of the CNS.
On leaving the hearing, the first responsible of the Journalists of Côte d'Ivoire has agreed to have a say on the meaning of this hearing.
"The First Lady Dominique Ouattara is very engaged in this battle. It thus building on that commitment against this phenomenon that she decided to receive our winners. This meeting also comes within the measures to promote awareness and the fight against this demeaning scourge for children. And in line with tradition, she used to receive the winners. This year, we have accumulated the winners of last year and this year. Because unfortunately of the busy agenda of the First Lady, the winner of last year had not been received. The First Lady was happy to receive them. she congratulated them. And offered them gifts. "
The sectorial awards for the fight against Child Labor was included in the Ebony contest of the best journalist of Côte d’Ivoire by the UNJCI at the initiative of the “Réseau des Acteurs de Média pour les Droits de l’Enfant” in Côte d’Ivoire (RAMEDE CI) (Network of Media Players for Children's Rights in Cote d 'Ivoire (RAMEDE CI)) and the International Labor Office (ILO).