Drought means no harvest - and girls are the ones coming to town to try to earn a living for their families

BAMAKO, March 30 - From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly's day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk.

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The National Commission for Human Rights of Rwanda and a number of civil society organisations working to promote children's welfare in Rwanda have urged the Government to step up efforts to protect children's rights.

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Blantyre — Chisomo Children's Club of Blantyre has asked government to expedite the implementation of the 2010 Child Care, Protection and Justice Act to force parents to take full responsibility of their wards irrespective of their economic status.

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Residents in Kabwe’s Makululu settlement in Central province are dismayed that the Ministry of Health is collecting blood samples from children without parental consent.

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Addis Ababa, November 2017 - The Africawide Movement for Children (AMC) Board of Custodians, elected at the AMC Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 1st, 2016, held a reflection meeting here in Addis Ababa to deliberate on progress in the last one year and plans for 2018. The meeting also focused on the revision of key documents: The AMC Constitution and Strategic Plan for the period 2018-2020.

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At the International Child Rights Conference in Zanzibar on sharing best practice and policy on child protection, justice and participation, convened by the World Future Council with the support of Ministry of Labour Empowerment Elders Youth Women and Children of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar

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Geneva - Almost half of identified cases of child trafficking begin with some family member involvement, according to new data released by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

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November 24, 2017 - Children who constitute more than 50% of EAC population continue to face numerous challenges, including in the area of child protection. Many children in the region are subjected to physical, sexual and emotional violence in various settings, including the home, the school and the community.

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November, 2017 - We have the tools and resources to protect children better, but we have failed to do so.

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Addis Ababa - November 6 – Last week JRS officially inaugurated its Child Protection Centre in Addis Ababa. The centre is the first of its kind and has been operating since July. It provides a comprehensive child protection response to unaccompanied and vulnerable refugee children through various activities.

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