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In Brief: Teenagers vow to fight child abuse

In Brief: Teenagers vow to fight child abuse

Three teenagers

who attended a conference against child sexual abuse in Brazil have

returned, vowing to have their voices heard at home. Representatives Ol

Sopheak, 18, Kol Kakda, 17, and Sovann Puthynarak, 17, attended the

third Unicef-sponsored World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation of

Children and Adolescents, in Rio de Janeiro in November. "I want to

commit myself to fighting against the sexual exploitation of children

in Cambodia. Even though we are young children, we still know our

rights," Kol Kakda said.

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