La scolarisation massive des filles jugée comme une discrimination positive reste un défi à relever au Burkina. Ce challenge du ministère de l'Education nationale bute sur des facteurs entravant qui interpellent la communauté éducative. Celle-ci cherche à cerner efficacement l'environnement propice à l'éducation de la fille en âge d'aller à l'école. Le pasteur Philippe Ouédraogo, fait partie du cercle de ces activistes en éducation. Il s'est, dans sa thèse de doctorat, intéressé à cette problématique de l'éducation des filles.

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Les acteurs impliqués dans la protection de l'enfance, qu'ils soient de la société civile ou des services étatiques (action sociale, forces de sécurité, éducation nationale, justice et santé), cheminent désormais, main dans la main, à Ouagadougou depuis 2009.

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L'ONG ASMADE a tenu, le 29 mars 2012 à Ouagadougou, un atelier de plaidoyer pour la prise en compte des filles vulnérables dans les programmes et stratégies nationales de développement. Cet atelier est le deuxième du genre après celui tenu en 2011 et qui avait permis aux acteurs présents d'obtenir d'amples informations sur la problématique des filles en situation de vulnérabilité.

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At least one million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition in the central-western part of Africa’s Sahel region due to a drought crisis, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, adding that more resources are urgently needed to help those in need.

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that more than a million children below the age of five in the Sahel are facing a disaster amid the ongoing food crisis in the drought-prone region of Africa.

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Sahel states are bracing for a long, potentially deadly hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are unemployed, armed and creating fresh strife in already-vulnerable countries.

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A dozen traditional gold mining sites have appeared in recent years in the province of Ganzourgou. Gold panners from all over flock there to work the sites, most often living in the greatest promiscuity, without any infrastructure for sanitation and with no access to public basic services. The miners migrate according to the discovery of new veins of gold, usually moving there from the rural areas of Burkina Faso as well as from neighbouring countries (Togo, Benin, Ghana). Between one quarter and one third of them are under 18.

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More than a million children in the Sahel region of West Africa are at risk of severe and life-threatening malnutrition over the coming year as a result of ongoing food shortages, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today, saying it requires an initial $65.7 million to respond to the crisis.

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Naba Wangré, manager of the child labour project at the Burkina Faso Red Cross, sends bluntly worded text messages to government officials, employers, traditional leaders, teachers, business owners and housewives several times a year, trying to reduce the widespread exploitation of domestic workers by raising awareness of their rights.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 12:25

WHO to launch cheap meningitis vaccine in Africa

 

More than 12 million people in Burkino Faso will be the first to receive a new meningitis vaccine as part of an Africa-wide immunisation plan, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.

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