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those practices in terms of hygiene, dosages and organization with a view to protecting the population. Furthermore, as in many African countries, the illegal sale of medicines was widespread. What had the authorities done to protect children against such a potentially dangerous practice? 52. Lastly, she asked whether the authorities had taken steps to prevent accidents, particularly in classrooms, at the entrance to schools and on playgrounds, how they intended to protect teenagers against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases and how they warned young girls of the risks of early pregnancy. Were young girls allowed to continue their schooling if they had had a child? The meeting was suspended at 4.35 p.m. and resumed at 4.55 p.m.
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CRC/C/SR.706 page 9 53. Ms. EBAMBA BOBOTO (Democratic Republic of the Congo) said that her country was going through a very difficult period and that it was experiencing serious problems in helping displaced children involved in reintegration schemes catch up with their schooling. Nevertheless, the Government’s prime concern was to keep them occupied and monitor their progress. Birth registration was also problematic. The authorities had launched awareness campaigns aimed at parents, on International Women’s Day, for example, and were sparing no efforts in that area, even though the results were still not totally satisfactory. Still, access to schooling was not subject to the registration of a child’s birth as there could be no question of them being made to pay for their parents’ ignorance or negligence. 54. The children sentenced to death who had been pardoned by the head of State had been guilty of serious crimes. They were therefore not cleared of those crimes and were placed in corrective institutions before they could be returned to their families. 55. As far as health was concerned, her delegation could not accept the claims that the authorities did not take account of disabled children. The country had specialized institutions for blind or deaf children, for example. However, given the situation as a whole, bearing in mind the country’s poverty and the fact that the entire population was going through a difficult period, there was no denying that the situation of disabled children could, of course, be improved. Another area in which the Government was sparing no effort was in attempting to lower the infant mortality rate and help the population prevent various diseases, including malaria. For example, the Government encouraged the population to buy mosquito nets soaked in insecticide to protect them from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. 56. Children were not banned from forming associations. In fact, a recent decree which liberalized the establishment of political parties and associations did not specify the age of the persons permitted to create such structures.
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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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