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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The Day of the African Child is celebrated on 16 June every year in commemoration of the 1976 massacre of SOWETO children in the then apartheid South Africa. The theme for this year is "All Together for Urgent Actions in Favour of Street Children". We present below a collection of resources on this year's theme including a message from the Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, a statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children and much more. We believe that these resources are important in promoting this year's theme. Any related submissions are welcome (please send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


African UnionMessage of the Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on the Occasion of the 21st Edition of the Day of the African Child (2011) l English l French l

Concept Note on the Commemoration of the 21st Edition of the Day of the African Child on 16 June 2011 under the theme: "All Together for Urgent Actions in Favour of Street Children" l English l French l


Ms. Marta Santos PaisStatement by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, on the commemoration of the 2011 Day of the African Child l Download l

 

 


Press Release: UNICEF calls African governments to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse,  UNICEF l English l French l


Joint statement by the Consortium for Street Children to the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on the commemoration of the 21st edition of the Day of the African Child on 16 June 2011 under the theme: ‘All together for urgent actions in favour of street children’ l Download

Media Release: The Consortium for Street Children celebrates the Day of the African Child l Download l

Street Children: A Mapping & Gapping Review of the Literature 2000 to 2010, Consortium for Street Children l Download l

 


Meseret TadesseInterview with Mr. Meseret Tadesse, Executive Director, Forum for Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE)

The theme of All Together for Urgent Action in Favour of Street Children [for the 2011 Day of the African Child] matches with our thinking of an inclusive all together approach...all stakeholders should come in and take stakes in supporting street children

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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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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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