“I Still See the Talibés Begging”: Government Program to Protect Talibé Children in Senegal Falls Short

by Lauren Seibert, Corinne Dufka, Elin Martinez et al.
Human Rights Watch and Plateforme pour la Promotion et la Protection des Droits Humains (PPDH) July 11, 2017

49 pp. 2.9 MB

This report examines the successes and failings of the first year of the new government program to remove children forced to beg from the streets. The report documents the ongoing abuses faced by many talibé children in Dakar and four other regions during – and despite – the program, including pervasive forced begging, violence and physical abuse, chaining and imprisonment, and sexual abuse. Human Rights Watch and the PPDH also assessed the ongoing challenge of ensuring justice for these abuses.

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