Children’s rights violations worry minister


The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is worried about the high number of cases of violation of children’s rights.

Speaking at the national children’s consultative forum this week in Selebi-Phikwe, Local Government assistant minister, Mabuse Pule said they continue to hear of all forms of violations against children on a daily basis.

“It is quite disheartening that in spite of the structures, resources, laws, policies and programmes for the protection of children, they are still exposed to risks such as neglect, sexual abuse, child marriages, trafficking drug and substance use as well as other perils,” he said.

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