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“These Children Don't Belong in the Streets”

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Summary “Everyone knows there is enormous suffering for talibé children in certain daaras. It’s time for the government to take concrete action to protect talibé children and end the abuse.” – Mamadou Wane, president, Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), Senegal, June 2018 “If abuse occurs in the daara, talibés often prefer to stay in the street rather than return to a daara where they are always beaten, mistreated, with no freedom, no rights… or it’s the marabout who sends them out begging and exploits them… I always say, and I maintain this position: these children…

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