Ambitious programme launched to eradicate child slavery in three African nations


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A four-year programme has been launched with the aim of eradicating child slavery across Ethiopia, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The launch of the programme coincides with the International Day of the Abolition of Slavery on Sunday.

The programme is being funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and overseen by international aid agency World Vision UK.

In addition to partnering with NGOs, the programme will work with corporations and law enforcement towards the ambitious goal of saving over 12,000 children enslaved in abusive conditions across Ethiopia, CAR and the DRC.

World Vision UK will be partnering with War Child UK, Thomson Reuters Foundation and Columbia University.

As part of the programme, a mentoring…

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