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Senegal: Unchecked Abuses in Quranic Schools

Expand Two talibé children approach cars to beg in the streets of Dakar, Senegal, as viewed from a car mirror, June 21, 2018.  © 2018 Lauren Seibert/Human Rights Watch Severe abuse, exploitation, and neglect of children known as talibés continue at alarming rates in many of Senegal’s Quranic schools, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a Senegalese coalition of rights groups, said in a report released today. The 71-page report, “‘There Is Enormous Suffering’: Serious Abuses Against Talibé Children in Senegal, 2017-2018” documents the…

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