August is when Nchoo Ngochila would normally be gearing up for the traditional female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) season in her Ilchamus community in Kenya's Rift Valley Province.

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Monday, 25 July 2011 09:26

KENYA: Lobby's Plea On Paedophiles

 

A human rights organization now wants the government to give paedophiles stiffer penalties.

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Thursday, 30 June 2011 08:07

NAMIBIA: A Step Against Violence

 

It is something of an anomaly that we acknowledge the need to reduce violence in the community and within households, but commonly see nothing wrong with the practice of physical assault - whether described as ‘corporal punishment’ or ‘discipline’ - of the most vulnerable: children.

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Children in the Rwenzori sub-region have asked the government to heavily punish adults, including parents, responsible for the act of child sacrifice.

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International Justice Mission (IJM), an American non-governmental organisation, has launched a two-year project to deal with cases of sexually assaulted children within Kigali City.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:39

SUDAN: South Minister Decries Child Abuse

 

Agnes Kwaje Lasuba, the minister of gender, social welfare and religious affairs of the government of South Sudan on Saturday decried all forms of child abuse, especially violence and exploitation.

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Extra measures need to be taken to reverse the tide of violence against women and children in South Africa, says Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana.

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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 06:04

Sex abuse in Kenyan schools

 

Since discovering that her 13-year-old daughter was pregnant about a month ago, Juanita* has paid several visits to the local chief in her village in western Kenya, seeking justice for her daughter and punishment for the man who abused her.

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"Josephine" is 12 years old and several months pregnant.

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Osun State Government has formally inaugurated the Child Protection Network that consists of non-governmental organizations that are committed to the protection and development of children in the state.

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