08 January 2017 - Photographs from Egypt showing the ‘engagement ceremony’ of a seven-year-old boy to his four–year-old cousin are sparking outrage on social media — and highlighting that country’s continued failure to eradicate child marriage.

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28 October 2016 -- Two brothers who say they were regularly beaten and forced to work as child slaves in Mauritania have taken their case to a regional African child rights body, where they are testifying against their abuser and the Mauritanian government.

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BANJUL, 25 October 2016 - The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, in collaboration with IHRDA, yesterday 24 October 2016 launched the online African child rights case-law database available at http://national-cases.acerwc.org/. The launching ceremony was part of the 28th Ordinary Session of the ACERWC underway in Banjul, The Gambia.

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25 October 2016 - The Committee opened its 28th Ordinary Session, jointly with the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, in Banjul, The Gambia.

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KIBAHA, 11 March 2016 – The Coast Regional Commissioner has warned parents who force young girls out of school to get married they face up to 15 years in jail. At a ceremony to mark the International Women's Day in Kibaha District, Mr Evarist Ndikilo decried high school dropouts in the region. Most of the students who do not complete studies are girls, he said, blaming parents for undermining the important role of education in empowering women.

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27 November 2015 - The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and Finders’ Group Initiative (FGI, a Cameroon-based non-governmental organisation) have sued the Republic of Cameroon before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), on behalf of a child who was alleged to have been raped by a wealthy and prominent man in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:38

SOUTH AFRICA: Child migrants illegally imprisoned

 

19 September 2012 - By the age of 16, Auguy Bingi* had lost a father and a brother to the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), so he did not argue when his mother sent him to join his uncle in Malawi.

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