The 16th of June of each year is a day dedicated to the African child. All the African countries celebrate that day and look back to see how far the situation of the rights of the African children has improved. Burundi has celebrated that day in a context of violations made against children in our country. Indeed, in spite of the many associations which work in the field of the protection of the vulnerable child, one realizes that the number of the children of the street does not decrease at all. Moreover, the sexual violence made against little girls is no more a secret in our country. Several cases of violent rapes are reported by human rights organizations as well as private and public medias.
Orphans are exploited by their relatives who are supposed to take care of them after the death of the parents. Their inheritance including houses, piece of land and other income are spoiled and are not used for the benefit of the orphans.
Other reported violations are economic exploitation connected to hard works, school drop out, little medical care, degrading and inhuman treatment or ... some families have little boy or girl house who are paid little money.
The government of Burundi is consequently called up on to do its best in so that national and international laws that protect children be respected and to take appropriate measures for the effective protection of the rights of the child.