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Angelique Kidjo 친선대사, 학대와 인신매매 피해 어린이를 위한 호소

2007.10.10

* UNICEF: Angelique Kidjo speaks out for victims of abuse and child trafficking-Split
* 01 Sep 2007


The story of an abused child is never easy to hear, as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo shows while holding thirteen years old Rosine in her arms. Not long ago, while Rosine was in the care of Salesian sisters, a non profit group working here in Benin, she was sold into marriage by her mother for a gallon of oil and a bag of corn.

She was brought here, to the Laura Vicuna Centre, where the sisters receive almost 350 female victims of abuse or child trafficking each year.

For these young girls the horrors of their past can be overwhelming and this center hopes to give them a place to heal.

There are some 500 000 children, aged 5 to 14, working in Benin. Many are abused and each year, several thousand of them become victims of child trafficking. A very lucky few of them end up here at the House of Hope managed by Salesian Sisters and supported by UNICEF.

SOUNDBITE(English), Angelique Kidjo, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador:
“Those little girls have been the one who have been left by the families to works with siblings, or families or friends and they find themselves absolutely exploited. They become slaves and most of the times when nobody want them, orif they succeed to escape they end up in this market that’s why the Salesian Sisters they put this place together to recoup them from 10 AM to 5 PM and UNICEF provides counselors that work days and night for them to be able to talk about what’s going on and how they’re going to deal with their issues.”

Run by Sister Maria Antoinette and her staff, the House of hope also takes in those children left homeless and provides special classes run by the sisters. Small steps hopefully bringing these children closer to a brighter future.

 

 

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