“There many ways young children can protect themselves from danger. First of all they should tell their parents about what is happening to them or report to the local authorities,”
Jervan Nsengiyumva,Nyanza District.
“Teachers always remind us student of our right and who is responsible to protect us. But at times the person who is supposed to protect is the ones who violates our rights and it becomes difficult for us to defend ourselves.”
Delphine Niyoshuti,Nyabihu District.
“Elder people always force young children to do what they are not supposed to do. Some children are given heavy work and made house girls and boys. As young children we should be the ambassadors to our fellow children so that they are given their rights.”
Noble Iradukunda, Muhanga District.
“Parents should always take the first step to help their children by telling them what is bad and good for them. In case a child’s right is violated, they can easily report to their parents without being afraid.”
Gratius Mutabazi, Musanze District.
“Children who abused should quickly report those people to their seniors at their work places and if it is at home to the authorities.”
James Rutaburingoga, Gatsibo District.
“Many young children lack knowledge about their rights because they do not want to attend classes at school. Their parents pay their school fees but because of ignorance and stubbornness they end up not going to school and don’t learn anything.”
Pacifique Niyibizi, Ngororero District.
“The media is always advertising about child’s rights. Children should call the various toll free numbers of the police or organizations that advertise through the media and report any cases of violence.”
Jean Claude Muhire, Nyabihu District.
“It is always good to talk to fellow children because you learn from them and they learn from you too. Children who always keep quiet about what happens to them always face the same problem several times.”
Francois Nsanzimana, Ruhango District.