Teaching staff in KwaZulu-Natal province under investigation as mobile phone footage implicating them in savage attacks on students circulates online.

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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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2 October 2012 - People with mental disabilities suffer severe abuses in psychiatric institutions and spiritual healing centers in Ghana, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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The sound of gun shots pierced the air as seemingly intoxicated youth joined girls and women in wild celebration.

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The Office for Child Protection in Tunis has recently released alarming figures according to which the number of children threatened by homelessness and abuse reached approximately 6986 during the year 2010.

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Poverty, abuse and cultural practices are preventing a third of Zimbabwean girls from attending primary school and 67 percent from attending secondary school, denying them a basic education, according to a recent study which found alarming dropout rates for girls.

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Government is to launch a National Council that will focus on child abuse, said Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister, Lulu Xingwana.

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Amina Shakir (not her real name) fled the drought and famine in Somalia for a better life in Kenya. But she did so illegally, placing her faith in the hands of a criminal network headed by Mukhalis or agents in Swahili. In the end her faith was misplaced as she was "sold" into employment upon finally reaching Kenya.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011 14:13

NAMIBIA: Help for Abused Children

 

The US Human Rights Commission report of 2010 states that in 2010 there were 800 reported cases of either child murder, rape or abuse in Namibia.

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The majority of children who live in extreme difficulties live in the developing world. More than a million of them live in Tanzania. There are about 2.2 billion children in the world. At least 1.9 billion of them live in the developing world where the quality of life is bleak. Some slog it out for a living in the worst form of labour.

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