Battle to enforce children’s rights continues

Children are still fighting for their education FILE PIC
Children are still fighting for their education FILE PIC

Four decades down the line, the African child is still fighting for certain rights to be fulfilled and respected. The June 16 Soweto (South Africa) uprising of 1976 was born from the thirst to access a very fundamental right - the right to education.

Thousands of high school children were against a decree, which forced all black schools to use Afrikaans and English in a proportional mix as languages of instruction.

Years later the battle continues from living through the barrel of a gun, to no access to proper nutrition and as well as denial of a host of basic rights. The continent marks the Day of the African child at a time when Botswana has ‘woken up to’ issues of child protection than ever.

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