ENFANCE | CHILDREN

30-Apr-2015 to 16:56

S/Leone homeless children's population at 50, 000

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone officials have raised alarm over the growing spate of homelessness among children, local media reports Thursday.

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20-Apr-2015 to 17:39

HRW accuses Senegalese authorities of failure to prosecute child abusers

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — – Senegal has prosecuted only a handful of cases involving children who are trafficked and forced to beg by abusive teachers in Quranic schools despite a decade-old law outlawing the practice, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a coalition of 40 Senegalese organizations, said here Monday.

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03-Apr-2015 to 17:12

Malawi: Unicef in girl rights protection advocacy

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The United Nations International Children Education Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has announced the roll out of a national advocacy campaign to protect and promote the rights of adolescent girls in Malawi.

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01-Apr-2015 to 15:21

Botswana group intervenes in teenager’s forced marriage

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Network on Ethics Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) on Wednesday pledged to support a 15-year-old girl who was denied an opportunity to continue with her studies because her parents had identified an old man to marry her as part of the family’s culture.

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26-Mar-2015 to 14:08

Study shows 2 out of 3 Malawian children experience violence in childhood

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — A study conducted by Malawi's Centre for Social Research (CSR), the United Kingdom (UK)'s Department for International Development (DFID) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Violence Against Children (VAC) has revealed that 2 out of 3 Malawian children experience violence during their childhood.

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23-Mar-2015 to 20:56

S/Sudan militia frees 250 abducted children

APA- Juba (South Sudan) — Some 250 abducted children in South Sudan have been freed by their rebel captors, UNICEF has confirmed on Monday.

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18-Mar-2015 to 18:04

UN envoy on children to visit Malawi

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children (SRSG), Marta Santos Pais, will be visiting Malawi from 22nd to 26th March 2015.

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