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DAKAR, 19 décembre - Quelque 1200 enfants ont été retirés depuis six mois des rues dakaroises a déclaré, lundi à Dakar, le directeur des Droits et de la Protection de l’enfance au ministère de la Femme, de la Famille et de l’Enfance, Niokhobaye Diouf.

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D'après le Rapport africain sur le bien-être de l'enfant 2016, rapport biennal qui évalue la redevabilité des États envers les enfants
NAIROBI, 20 décembre 2016 /PRNewswire/ - African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), centre panafricain de recherche et de plaidoyer pour les droits de l'enfant, lance aujourd'hui à Dakar, au Sénégal, un rapport qui signale que malgré des décennies d'efforts, l'inefficacité généralisée de la prestation des services publics demeure le principal facteur des faibles indicateurs de bien-être de l'enfant et de la mauvaise qualité des services pour beaucoup d'enfants en Afrique.

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Says the African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016, a Biennial Report on State Accountability to Children

NAIROBI, 20 December 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), a pan-African advocacy centre on children launched today in Dakar, Senegal, a report which highlights that despite decades of efforts, ineffectiveness of public service delivery across the board remains a major factor for low child wellbeing outcomes and poor quality of services for most children in Africa.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 13:30

TANZANIA: Dar moves against gender violence

Dar es Salaam, 14 December 2016 -- FOR the first time in history, Tanzania yesterday launched a National Plan of Action to end violence against women and children (2017-2022) that will provide a comprehensive and coordinated response to the prevention of violence.     

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12 Decembre 2016 --L'Assemblée nationale du Tchad a adopté lundi une réforme du code pénal qui prévoit notamment l'abrogation de la peine de mort, et interdit les mariages précoces.


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8 December 2016 -- Nine-year-old Xidollien has no idea that the vanilla pods he and his family so painstakingly cultivate throughout the year on their small vanilla farm in the north of Madagascar is one of the most valuable spices in the world.

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CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute says social grants do help address some challenges facing minors living in poverty.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 12:00

AFRICA: Fighting Malnutrition

6 December 2016 - Civil society alliances from several African countries have come together to moot strategies for achieving the sustainable development goal of attaining a world free from malnutrition by 2020, writes Susan Babijja.

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5 December 2016 - The trial of Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, opens on Tuesday before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Many horrors will be recounted, but the case also throws up deep ethical questions: is a child, brutalised and turned into a killer, fully responsible for his or her actions? If the abuses of government forces aren’t also being investigated, at what point does it become victor’s justice?


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MONROVIA, 4 December 2016 - In spite of all of the interventions and protocols that commit Africa to ending child marriage, figures coming out of the continent continue to be at an alarming rate and Liberia is of no exception.


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