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In Pakistan, three children were abused every day in 2004
According to the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child, 1,549 children were sexually abused in the country last year.
Child illiteracy and child labour are the continent's main social ills
One fifth of India's GNP is generated by exploited minors working in farming sector.
Pakistan, 7thousand cases of violence against minors in 2008
Today is the World Day against Child Labour. Despite government proclamations conditions for minors in the country remain difficult. The wound of child soldiers is added to a low level of education, violence and a lack of health care.
14/10/2006 UN - NEPAL
UN: Nepalese children victims of "hidden" violence
The United Nations report revealed prevalent sexual abuse and ill treatment in the home. At least 100 children per year commit suicide because they cannot cope with the consequent trauma.
Delhi bans child employment in homes and restaurants
As from October, children aged less than 14 will not be allowed to undertake several tough jobs. But experts say laws already in force are not respected because hunger forces many children to work.
Church centres help child workers
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