Fighting for Youth Rights Ann Skelton & Bosasa Youth Centre

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World Children Prize Ann Skelton laureates & Bosasa Group
Ann grew up under the violent Apartheid regime in South Africa. When she was 15 years old, black children her age who protested were being shot and jailed. As a young prosecutor she saw children who had been beaten by police and bitten by police dogs, and who were sentenced to whipping.

Ann is the Director of the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria and is assisted by two young women attorneys.

The patrons of the World's Children's Prize include three global legends: Nelson Mandela; democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma; and freedom fighter Xanana Gusmão, now Prime Minister of East Timor. H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden is also a patron, along with child rights expert and world leading member of The Elders, Graça Machel.
World Children Prize Ann Skelton laureates & Bosasa Group