“I was in fifth grade when The Globe came to our school. That was when we discovered children’s rights and realised that several of our rights were being violated.
The worst form of violation against girls is female genital mutilation. We put on a play in our WCP Child Rights Club that shows how bad FGM is for girls and their health. We performed the play for our parents.
“Those of us who are Child Rights Ambassadors have a group that receives warning signals from children. They can come and talk to us about their experiences of rights violations. Then we take it up with the village leaders. Our parents’ attitudes have begun to change, and we will carry on fighting until every kind of child rights violation finally stops.”
Pierre, 14, Child Rights Ambassador from the same village as Aïcha, Senegal