Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Benin: Unicef Envoy Angélique Kidjo Spotlights Rights of Children

11 September 2007

The singer and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo is touring her home country of Benin this week to raise awareness about the rights of children, spotlighting the importance of education and protection from exploitation and trafficking.

During her four-day trip, which began yesterday, Ms. Kidjo will take part in the launch of Benin's girls' education campaign, visit schools and meet with both women's groups and child victims of human trafficking.

UNICEF said Ms. Kidjo's trip is designed to help raise the awareness of decision-makers in Benin about the rights of children, particularly that girls need to attend school and complete their primary education.>> more

A good, stable adult with love and tolerance in his heart is about the best therapy a child can have.~~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion

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