Senegal's Allowed Abuse

In Senegal, abusive teachers in Quranic schools have been trafficking and forcing students to beg in the streets. About a decade ago the country passed a law that outlawed these actions but yet, even now, barely any abusive teachers are being prosecuted for doing these horrible things. A 2014 government census of daaras, or Quranic schools, found over 30,000 boys subjected to forced begging in the Dakar region alone. The message the government is sending, by its failure to investigate and prosecute the people behind these abuses, is that the lives of these children are not worth protecting. This is not right! Children need to be protected from abuse and neglect. What should be done?

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