23 November 2009

Child abuse rife in Afghanistan


Afghan member of parliament Fawzia Kofi accused the authorities of doing little about child abuse, partly due to political expediency as the authorities appeased combatants from past military conflicts who were involved in abuse.

"Today Afghanistan is the worst place for children. ... The worst kind of child abuse has been sexual abuse, for which unfortunately Afghanistan has had some of the highest figures in recent years," she said.  Read the whole article here:  Child abuse rife in Afghanistan: UN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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