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Bubanza: Man buries two kids alive accusing them of stealing corncobs

01-16-2018 A man called Nyandwi Elias from Bubanza western province seriously beat two kids namely Egide Bigirimana and Tuyisenge aged 10 and 12 respectively after burying them up to their chests in his plot. He accused them of stealing corncobs from his field, said Chadrack, one of the local officials (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana, FENADEB chairman, presenting a report on Burundi children’s rights situation in Khartoum, Sudan.

Burundi still needs to take further steps towards protecting children

12-14-2017 Children’s conditions have improved since Burundi signed the African Charter on children’s Rights and Welfare. However, there is still a way to go. This was said by a Burundian civil society during the presentation of its report on the children’s rights situation in Burundi before the African Union committee (...)
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“A child-a roof, far from being reality in Burundi” says activist

11-21-2017 The number of street children in different cities of Burundi grows day by day. Children’s rights activist asks for the government’s collaboration to improve their living conditions. The study conducted by Burundi Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies-ISTEEBU shows that 3253 children were living on the streets in the (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: “The policy of regularizing common-law marriages will have repercussions on children”.

Police intercept 13 people “victims of human trafficking”

11-08-2017 Burundi Police have arrested 12 young women and a man, this 8 November, between Bugarama and Bukeye localities in Muramvya central province saying they are victims of human trafficking. “It was around 8:00 a.m. when the police stopped two buses carrying passengers and arrested 13 Burundians going to Oman (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: ”FENADEB appreciates the work done by the police especially by arresting a person allegedly involved in the trafficking of Burundian girls”

Children under 15 recruited to cook for fishermen in Rumonge

11-02-2017 In Rumonge province, children under 15 years are recruited to cook for fishermen. They are hired to replace women who used to do the job. Activists demand the government to send those children back to school. Children under 15 are recruited to cook for fishermen in Rumonge province. Some (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: “The policy of regularizing common-law marriages will have repercussions on children”.

Children’s rights activist calls on Government to sign labor agreement with Arab countries

08-01-2017 The chairman of National Federation of Associations Engaged in Children’s Welfare (FENADEB) appeals to Burundi Government to sign labor agreement with the Gulf states to combat the trafficking of Burundian women. On the occasion of the week dedicated to the fight against human trafficking, FENADEB asks the Burundian Government (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: “The policy of regularizing common-law marriages will have repercussions on children”.

Children should be taught democratic principles, says children’s rights defender.

06-07-2017 Reacting to the video of very young girls singing and dancing for the ruling party CNDD-FDD, Jacques Nshimirimana, Chairman of the National Federation of Associations in charge of defending Children’s rights in Burundi (FENADEB) says, children should be taught democratic principles instead of political ideologies. “Tolerance, mutual acceptance, living (...)
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Jacques Nshimirimana: ORA Child Protection Award Recipient

10-18-2016 German organizations of children’s rights assembled in ORA Kinderhilfe International coalition designated Jacques Nshimirimana, the chairman of the Federation of the associations defending the children rights-Fenadeb as the winner of the “ORA Child Protection Award” for his strong commitment to the rights of Burundian children. Floreck Matthias, the chairman (...)
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Together against Child Labor

08-21-2014 Child protection NGO’s say that twenty-six thousand children are engaged in child labor throughout the country. Government’s regulations to fight against child labor are not well-known and poorly upheld. – By J.Berchmans Siboniyo In many popular quarters of Bujumbura city, we are accustomed to seeing little children who sell (...)
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