29 avril 2014 - Deux semaines après leur spectaculaire enlèvement dans un lycée de Chibok, dans le nord-est du Nigeria, 187 jeunes nigérianes restent introuvables.

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30 April 2014 - Girls and young women who were kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are reportedly being paid to marry their captors, according to a civic organisation.

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24 mars 2014 - Selon un rapport de Human Rights Watch (HRW) publié le 19 mars, peu d’efforts ont été faits pour mettre fin à la mendicité des enfants et sévir contre les écoles coraniques qui exploitent les dizaines de milliers de garçons qui les fréquentent, et ce, en dépit des promesses du gouvernement sénégalais.

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22 juillet 2013 - Au Burkina Faso, des milliers de jeunes filles quittent leur village en quête d’un emploi de domestique dans les familles urbaines. Dans la plupart des cas, ce sont encore des enfants, qui ne bénéficient d’aucune forme de protection, et donc enclines à l’exploitation et aux abus. Depuis 2006, Terre des hommes (Tdh) – Lausanne travaille sans relâche à la protection et à la sensibilisation de ces jeunes filles domestiques.

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17 July 2013 - In Burkina Faso, thousands of young girls leave their home villages to seek employment as a domestic servant with a family in the city. In many cases these girls are still children, without the benefit of any kind of protection, and thus open to exploitation or abuse. Since 2006, Terre des hommes (Tdh) – Lausanne, has been working tirelessly to protect these young girls and to make people aware of their situation.

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30 juillet 2012 - En vue de contribuer à la protection des filles domestiques, le plus souvent sujettes à des abus de tout genre, l'ONG Terre des hommes au Burkina a réalisé des spots de sensibilisation télévisuels.

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12 June 2013 – On the World Day Against Child Labour, UNICEF today called attention to the millions of children around the world who are engaged in some form of hazardous or exploitative work

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28 May 2013 - Local leaders in Guinea-Bissau’s northeastern Gabu Region have called for better protection of Koranic schoolchildren to curb exploitation at home and halt their transfer to neighbouring Senegal where they usually end up leading miserable lives.

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Friday, 10 February 2012 06:39

KENYA: "Gold mining beats school any day"

 

At a waterlogged gold mine in western Kenya’s Migori District, 14-year-old Jacob*, one of 15,000 children toiling in the region’s pits, scours the water for glistering flakes, a job he says beats going to school on an empty stomach.

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Inside a smoky makeshift kiosk, Julie*, 16, can hardly cope with the demand from her clients for a cup of tea and a snack - the men are parched from their work as gold miners in the western Kenyan district of Nyatike.

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