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The street children aregirls or boys who have not reached adulthood and for whom the street in generalbuilding abandoned, vacant lots, etc. has become the habitual residence, andthe means existence. In the DRC, many of these children are estimated at 70,000for the entire country and 20,000 for Kinshasa alone, the number is growingevery year. These children living on the streets suffer from extreme povertyand are exposed to daily violation of their rights. We conducted a study thataimed to describe the different types of the rights of street children in violationin the province of Haut-Katanga, Lubumbashi and precisely Kipushi. Theirviolations include rights to protection, safety and healthy environment, rightsto health and food, Education rights,rights to protection against abuse and rights to beprotected against the consumption and illicit use of narcotic drugs andpsychotropic substances. This is a cross descriptive study which was a non-probability sample ofconvenience. Data collection was conducted among 815 street children, 360parents and 8 supervisors of street children. The observation with aninformation guide and an interview with a self-administered questionnaire wasused us as data collection techniques. The results of this study show that therights of street children are subject to violation of Lubumbashi Kipushi. Theirviolations concern in particular the rights to protection 63.4% of cases; the rightsto health and to food 78.2%; 68.5% of cases; the right to education 72.3% ofcases; the rights to be protected against the consumption and illicit use ofnarcotic drugs and psychotropic substances 87.7% of cases. It takes specialattention to children of such a street that provides the internationalconvention on children’srights.

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Violation, Rights, Street Children, Lubumbashi and Kipushi, Province of Haut-Katanga

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Boniface, T. , Niclette, L. , Zabadi, K. , Ongona, W. , Christian, K. , Mabo, J. , Mariette, K. , Kapenda, D. , Sylvie, Y. , Clarisse, B. , Mulongo, P. , Bakadia, M. and Malemba, G. 2017 Violation of the Rights of the Children of the Street of Lubumbashi and Kipushi in the Province of Upper Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Open Access Library Journal, 4, 1-7. doi: 10.4236-oalib.1103460.





Author: Tambwe Ndjakanyi Pierre Boniface1, Lakula Niclette2, Kataka Zabadi3, Wetchi Ongona3, Kasongo Pembi Christian2, J. M. Sunolide Mab

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