The Community Development Foundation (FDC) has warned that Mozambican schools are highly vulnerable to trafficking in children.
Speaking during the second day of a regional conference organised by the Southern African Network against the Traffic in and Abuse of Minors (SANTAC), FDC’s Graca Machel, pointed out that the vulnerability of many schools arises because they not protected by walls or fences, and have no security guards.
Machel argues that pupils, particularly girls, are exposed to the risk of falling into the hands of criminals, who kidnap them for forced labour or prostitution. She urged SANTAC and other organisations concerned with child protection to carry out more work in schools.
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