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Projet: Talk show club de la presse "Urubuga rw'itangazamakuru"

Activité:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Date:06/10/2020

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  • IPGL
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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the impact of the current crisis on child labor. The COVID-19 pandemic is the economic and labor market shock that results in a huge impact on people's lives and livelihoods.

 Children should be in school to receive an education, and acquire skills that prepare them for decent work as adults. By entering the labor market prematurely, they are deprived of the critical education and training that can help these children, their families and their communities to emerge from poverty.

Children involved in the worst forms of child labor can also be exposed to physical, psychological or moral suffering that can cause long-term damage to their lives.

This picture was taken by our focal point in Nyabihu district when he was collecting data for talk show introductory magazine

 “Urubuga rw'itangazamakuru” (Club de la Presse) broadcasted in synergy by ten radio stations across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) this Sunday  4, October 2020 focused on “Promoting justice in governance by banning work prohibited for children ”

The invitees:

1. Patrick KANANGA / MIFOTRA

2. Lambert HATEGEKIMANA / National Children Council

3. Alexander TWAHIRWA / Analyst

Patrick KANANGA: For him, he has shown that most parents neglect their children's lifestyles, perhaps because of their inaccessible means or quite simply recklessness. So MIFOTRA exposed that Children involved in the worst aspects of child labor can also be exposed to physical, psychological or moral pain that can cause long term damage in their lives which is why everyone can consider this problem and take part in respecting the laws against all violations made to children dramatically in this difficult period of covid-19 where children are free at home.

Lambert HATEGEKIMANA / NCC: overall the complication is found in the dysfunction of certain authorities. The collaboration of the authorities is the only best way to fight violence against children. The most affected part is the western province where children from poor families choose to go and look for job which is where they are involved hard work such as carrying sugarcane, bricks, stones for construction and more.

Mifotra has pointed out that the fight against these activities is also in the district's pledges so the rest is for everyone to do their own thing in compliance with the law.

The audience reacted on this talk show, mostly saying that children involved in forced labor are from poor families who want to survive as they are not at school.

They revealed that children also perform dangerous tasks in agriculture. The number of labor inspectors does not meet the ILO's technical advice for the size of the workforce.

 “Rwandan law potentially allows authorities to place children engaged in labor in transit centers, where children are often subject to physical abuse. Finally, social programs did not address all relevant sectors where child labor was present” Said a citizen from Musanze district

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