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Type of document: News
Topic: Actions/initiatives/projects
Policy and Planning
Trafficking patterns
Geographic descriptors: West Africa
Language: English
Publisher: allafrica.com
Date of publication: 22 November 2004
Long Abstract: UNICEF estimates that as many as 200,000 children in West and Central Africa alone are smuggled across national borders every year to provide forced labor in neighboring countries. This does not include children that are sold or traded within their own countries. Boys are often used as farmhands or for physical labor, while girls are trafficked as sexual slaves or domestic servants Population Media Center-West Africa (PMC) began airing its radio serial drama Cesiri Tono ("All the Rewards of Courage and Hard Work") on Thursday, November 11, 2004 over the Africa Learning Channel. Written in the local languages of Dioula and Bambara, Cesiri Tono will address child trafficking and exploitation issues in the three countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast. UNICEF estimates that as many as 200,000 children in West and Central Africa alone are smuggled across national borders every year to provide forced labor in neighboring countries. This does not include children that are sold or traded within their own countries. Boys are often used as farmhands or for physical labor, while girls are trafficked as sexual slaves or domestic servants
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