Following widespread reports of child abuse over allegations of witchcraft across the country, stakeholders yesterday converged on Abuja to fashion out ways of stemming the negative trend.

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Hundreds of men in KwaZulu-Natal showed their support for the fight against the abuse of women and children by taking part in a men's march on Friday.

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As we mark the International Day for Children, it's important that we reflect on the plight of children in the country. Uganda, like many other countries is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child that mandates government to guarantee that fundamental rights of children are respected.

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A number of police officers from the Gambia Police Force were recently trained on violence against women and children. The training was held at the Trans Gambia Lodge in Pakalinding in the Lower River Region. The training brought together personnel from the Police Force that is posted to the North Bank and the Lower River Regions.

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Child advocacy groups have asked Parliament to make a law that allows all registered medical doctors to examine children suspected to be sexually abused.

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Thursday, 11 November 2010 06:24

GHANA: Child Maintenance Not Preserve of Men

 

The Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), ASP Satina Aboagye, has reminded the public that child maintenance is not a duty only for men, but women as well.

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Government needs to introduce tougher legislation to protect children from all forms of abuse, the minister responsible for children said on Saturday.

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The African Union (AU) today launched the African Women’s Decade, with a top United Nations official calling on the continent’s leaders to seize the opportunity to eliminate a raft of ills, from exclusion from land tenure, credit and inheritance to violence and genital mutilation.

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More than 1,000 teachers have been sacked in Kenya for sexually abusing girls over the past two years, the authorities say.

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Thursday, 09 September 2010 06:33

SENEGAL: Abusive Teachers Sentenced

 

The arrest and conviction of seven Quranic teachers who forced boys trusted to their care to beg is a significant move forward for children's rights in Senegal, Human Rights Watch said today. The men were sentenced on September 8, 2010, marking the first application of a 2005 law outlawing the practice; two more men are scheduled to face the same charges on September 9. The authorities should make the children's welfare the top priority as they work to return the boys to their families, Human Rights Watch said.

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