The Zambia Civic Education Association is a Non-Governmental Organisation whose philosophy is to create a just world in which all persons irrespective of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religious orientation, creed or any other basis for discrimination, enjoy all fundamental rights and freedoms. ZCEA’s work of promoting children’s rights is guided by the desire to create an informed citizen who will promote and protect his/her rights and those of others in the community.
Founded in 1993, Zambia Civic Education Association (ZCEA) is a human rights civil society organization formed by three lawyers to empower the Zambian citizenry as the country transitioned into democracy in 1991. The founder members sought to assist the development of democratic process in Zambia as well as promote justice. Since inception, the organization’s programmes have been around human rights, governance, justice and democratic issues. In 2002, ZCEA realized a need to, as an organization, focus on Children’s Rights, and adapted a vision of advocating for “a society where people, enjoy all fundamental rights, justice and human dignity prevail,” and set on to achieve this through a rights-based approach, specifically through the mission of promotion, protection and advocacy of children’s rights through civic education. ZCEA’s work of promoting children’s rights is guided by the desire to create an informed citizen who will promote and protect his/her rights and those of others in a community.
A Society in Which People Enjoy All Fundamental Human Rights, Justice and Human Diginity Prevail
To promote and advocate for children’s rights through civic education.