Graça Machel in The Guardian: Violence against Africa’s children is rising

23 July, 2021

Intro below of an Opinion article in The Guardian (UK). Full text here:

Violence against Africa’s children is rising. It stains our collective conscience

Graça Machel

Of all the unspeakable injustices suffered by Africa’s children – and I’ve witnessed many – violence is surely the worst because it is almost entirely preventable. Africa’s children suffer many hardships, including poverty, hunger and disease. Violence against children is avoidable, yet young people in Africa, especially girls, continue to live with sexual violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, forced labour, corporal punishment and countless other forms of abuse...


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