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Only brothers go to school

“We left our village to escape terrorist attacks. When an organization was looking for children who were refugees, to enrol them in school, my dad refused to give them my name. ”

" He only gave them my brothers’ names and they got to start school again. My mum also wanted me to stay at home and do all the household chores. Every morning I fetch water with a cart, two kilometres away. I fill eight 20-kilo containers. I wash my brothers’ clothes; if I refuse, I am beaten.

I feel like a prisoner who’s been condemned to work all the time, without any rest. Girls are treated like machines that have to function all the time. Our country’s leaders need to put a stop to this.”

Salamata, 12, Burkina Faso


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