she would like to know why only 60 per cent of the countrys numerous health

She would like to know why only 60 per cent of the

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she would like to know why only 60 per cent of the country’s numerous health centres were equipped to carry out vaccinations on children. 32. Given the high incidence of HIV/AIDS infection, she asked whether the Government was aware of the damaging impact of the law prohibiting the promotion and distribution of condoms in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 33. Disabled children failed to receive the care they needed and frequently found themselves excluded because of the belief that they practised witchcraft. Therefore the Government urgently needed to address the problem, for instance, by carrying out an extensive public awareness campaign. 34. Ms. CHUTIKUL asked whether children who failed to be registered at birth were entitled to enrol in school. If they were not, would it be possible to abolish that rule so that children could avoid being penalized and gain access to education? Given the large number of AIDS orphans, she would be interested to learn whether children left without a family were looked after by the State and whether the Government was taking steps to prevent the spread of the disease. Lastly, she asked what the delegation saw as the three priority areas for action over the next five years. 35. Ms. OUEDRAOGO said that parents were prohibited from giving Christian names to their children by the Ordinance of 30 August 1972, which was inconsistent with the right to a name. She asked whether the Ordinance was still in force or whether it was now possible to give a child a name from any religion? 36. Pursuant to the law of 1981, nationality was no longer granted on a collective basis, but only to persons capable of proving that their ancestors had lived in Zaire since 1885. She asked whether that was a deliberate way of refusing nationality to a particular category of people. 37. In view of the significance of traditions which tended to restrict children’s freedom of expression, she asked whether measures were being taken to encourage a change of attitude and make the child a subject of law. 38. She also wondered why the Government did not appear to be in favour of freedom of association and of peaceful assembly. Was that stance linked to the country’s insecurity? Was the Government intending to take steps to enable children to play a democratic role in solving their own problems? Was the child’s right to privacy guaranteed? 39. Regarding access to information, the report recognized the need to enrich the content of children’s radio and television programmes. What measures was the State party considering to promote the development of the child? Did it plan to promote reading, for example? Did it
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CRC/C/SR.706 page 7 intend to increase the resources of the Board of Censorship so that it could combat the illegal and uncontrolled sale and distribution in rural areas of video cassettes containing violent or pornographic material which was harmful to the development of the child?
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Commercial sexual exploitation of children, Child abduction

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