Monday, 06 September 2010 06:36

GLOBAL: Spotlight on violence against children

 

After her first year in the job, the UN Special Representative on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, told IRIN her major achievement has been to bring violence against children out into the open.

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Friday, 06 August 2010 07:14

NAMIBIA: Rapists Prey On the Young

 

Nearly one out of every seven victims whose rape was reported by the Namibian Police in its daily crime bulletins last year was ten years or younger.

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Monday, 02 August 2010 11:03

UGANDA: 16,000 Children Abused Last Year

 

When Rosemary was separating from her husband Umaru, it did not occur to her that her two daughters, Ritah, 12 and Mary, 10 (not real names), would be defiled.

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South Africa should retain the high level of community awareness and effective law enforcement that prevented an increase in human trafficking and other forms of women and child abuse during the Soccer World Cup.

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010 07:27

UGANDA: Parents Blamed for Child Abuse

 

Parents have been blamed for failing to protect children's rights and undermining government programmes, the microfinance state minister has said.

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Three years ago, a massive survey supported by UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed an alarming level of sexual and physical abuse among girls in Swaziland. As many as one in three girls surveyed reported a history of abuse.

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Sophie, 13, was promised into an arranged marriage by her older brother. When she refused, he physically abused her. “He beat me up and told me he was going to kill me,” Sophie said. She escaped and hid on the outskirts of the village. A policeman found her three days later, tired and scared.

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Government has put in place plans to prevent and deal with cases of abuse of children that may arise during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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The children from the eastern Moxico Province, in representation of the minors of the country, defended on Saturday in Luena District more commitment by the Angolan government and civil society in the strong fight against all kinds of violence against children in the family.

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Lagos — Vice Chairman of Chijindu Eze Foundation, a child advocacy foundation, Mrs Stella Dike, yesterday deplored the high incidence of child abuse in the country and pledged to eradicate the phenomenon.

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