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Burkina Faso


Association Burkinabe pour la Survie de l’Enfant (ABSE) is a Non-Governmental Development Organisation that was established on July 21, 1991 to work for the survival, protection and full development of the children in Burkina Faso.

Association Burkinabe pour la Survie de l’Enfant (ABSE)

Contact: Mr. François Zongo
Phone: +226 25 460201
Address: A02, BP 5262 Ouagadougou 02 Poste de Nemnin, Burkina Faso


52% of women aged 20-24 in 2016 were married before the age of 18 years and 10% of them were married before the age of 15, often without having received any education (60%). Only 3% of women married underage received a secondary or higher education.

In November 2015 and January 2016, numerous representatives from law enforcement forces, judicial institutions and social services participated to workshops organized by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights, with the partnership of Global Affairs Canada, to promote the protection of children.

A law addressing the prevention, repression and reparation of violence against women and girls was adopted in September 2015. It criminalises forced marriage, sexual tortures, sexual slavery and sexual extortion. The law provides for the creation of special units in the police and in the Courts as well as special centres for the victims.


ECPAT International
Burkina Faso – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2016


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