Our broken dreams. Child migration in southern Africa

In southern Africa, the phenomenon of undocumented child migration is now a serious issue. This book captures the voices of children who have made perilous journeys across borders of their own volition but without any idea of the dangers they would meet on the way. They are vulnerable to sexual abuse, exploitative labour and have little or no access to school or health care. When caught by the authorities, they are often beaten, their possessions confiscated, imprisoned with adults and then deported, even though there are supposed to be laws to protect them. The aim is to prompt governments, NGOs, and individuals alike to consider this serious issue.

Published 2010-12-13