4 barbaric practices against African children that need to stop now

Fatiatu Inusah April 16, 2019
It is not uncommon to find children engaged in work that is beyond their capacity in some parts of Africa. Pic credit: Aprecon

There are a number of practices in Africa that need to be stopped to protect vulnerable children. Some of these practices jeopardise the future of African children while others claim their lives.

It is said that children are a gift from God. As gifts, they are expected to be treated with love and care. Children form part of the vulnerable group that constantly needs protection from adults.

UNICEF defines child protection as “preventing and responding to violence and abuse against children –including commercial sexual exploitation, trafficking, child labour and such harmful practices as female genital mutilation and child marriage.”

However, there are a number of practices in Africa that need to be stopped to protect vulnerable children. Some of these practices jeopardise the future of African children while others claim their lives.

Here are four horrendous practices some African children are subjected to which are against their human rights:

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