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Africa: End Rights Abuses Against Girls

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A 16-year-old girl who is pregnant stands in the hallway of her residence in Mbare township in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 2021. © 2021 AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi (Nairobi) – African governments should not tolerate or legally permit child marriage, denial of education, or other human rights abuses against girls, Human Rights Watch said today on the African Union’s Day of the African Child. The 2022 theme is “Eliminating Harmful Practices Affecting Children.” African governments should adopt stronger measures to protect girls from practices that violate their rights.…


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