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08June

Witch-hunts and ritual child abuse are a stain on Africa. We must confront them Dr Joan Nyanyuki

As Africa emerges blinking into the post-pandemic sunlight, children across the continent might hope for a brighter future. Lockdowns drove a surge in violence against children – especially girls – but surely life can now start to improve.

Published Jun 08, 2022

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19June

Unite against horrific abuse of children

By Dr Joan Nyanyuki - The horror of witchcraft accusations and ritual abuse against girls and boys across the continent is again rearing its ugly head – and none are more at risk than children with albinism. Fuelled by discrimination and stigmatisation, Africa continues to witness horrific cases of abuse, ill-treatment, abduction, mutilation of body parts and even murder of persons with albinism.

Published Jun 19, 2022

Towards an Africa free from Violence against Children & The Economic Case for Investing in Children in Africa

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The President of Malawi, H.E. Dr Lazarus Chakwera, speaking at the High-Level Continental Conference entitled: Towards an Africa free from Violence against Children.

Dr Najat Maalla M'jid, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations, speaking at the Virtual Conference entitled: The Economic Case for Investing in Children in Africa.

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