In Bikoro, victims of sexual violence are victimized not only by their tormentors, but also by the police.
Every day the two boys spend hours walking to pick up as many bottles as possible to resell them afterwards.
Walking through the streets of Bunia, we noticed something which shocked us: games stalls were being frequented by children, even though gambling is something normally reserved for adults.
The street has become the only family for many children across the DRC. Traditionally called ‘shegués’, these street children nonetheless have the right to enjoy a decent life.
Like Rachel and Exaucé, thirteen thousand live on the streets in Kinshasa. Thirteen thousand children. Thirteen thousand lives.
Rachel is now 20 years old. All she ever wanted was to study to become a nurse but her dream was stolen from her when she was abducted by force into an armed group.
In the city of Bunia, capital of the Ituri Province, many young people aged between 12 and 17 years old, take drugs. This is a real harmful problem which affects their health, their education and their future.
YOUNG REPORTER – Many parents use a variety of forms of discipline to make their child understand that his or her behaviour was wrong. These parents are convinced that using forceful methods is the way to bring up their child well.
EBOLA – Over the last few weeks, Sylvie has seen several children arrive at the treatment centre. Fortunately, she has also seen many children discharged and declared not infected.
YOUNG REPORTER – From Monday to Saturday, Mave go in class but in order to pay her school fees, she wakes up every Sunday at 4 am to to sell cassava leaves.