Clement a child on the street in Calabar

The Day of the African Child is celebrated every year on June 16 since 1991. It was first initiated by the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in honor of those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976. It is a time for the world to reflect on the progress made towards child’s rights and to raise awareness of…

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International Day for Street Children.

On the 12th of April, organisations around the world come together to recognize the International Day for Street Children: a special day acknowledging the strength and resilience of millions of street children around the world.International Day for Street Children (IDSC) has been celebrated globally since 2012, to recognise the humanity, dignity and defiance of street…

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In Lockdown With Their Rapists

CALABAR, Nigeria — In March 2020, when schools in Nigeria closed their doors to flatten the surging curve of coronavirus infection, the unintended consequence was that thousands of children and teenagers across the country became soft targets of sexual assault and rape. Celia*, 17, was one of them. On a sunny afternoon last December, Celia…

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