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Senegal: Make Talibé Children a Campaign Focus

Expand Talibés begging in downtown Dakar, Senegal, May 11, 2017.  © 2017 Lauren Seibert/Human Rights Watch   (Dakar) – Political parties and candidates for Senegal’s February 24, 2019 presidential election should commit to ending the abuse and exploitation of talibé children, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a coalition of Senegalese rights groups, said today. Hundreds of thousands of talibé children in Senegal live in residential Quranic schools, or daaras, with the teacher as their de facto guardian. While many respect the rights…

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