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14 December 2006 - Fighting child sexual violence in Madagascar

Tape#: JN 6800 –Sexual Violence Against Children in Madagascar
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Kenia, 13, lies in a hospital in Diego Suarez, Madagascar. Her illness resulted from a heinous crime four years ago when she was sexually assaulted.

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Production date: 14-19 October 2006

Duration: 2:15

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Madagascar, sexual violence, abuse

Main shooting locations: Diego Suarez and Antananarivo, Madagascar

Main sequences: Only recently has desperate pain prompted Kenia, 13, to tell her mother what happened to her four years ago: She was sodomized by her uncle. Today the perpetrator remains a free man, while Kenia is in and out of hospitals to treat the physical and psychological wounds caused by the crime. To tackle this violence head-on, UNICEF has helped set up 11 child protection teams throughout Madagascar. 

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