The Guardian is the winner of the 14th DAME’s prize for the editorial writing category. This is coming through its editorial of June 29, 2004 titled The Scandal of Child trafficking.
The editorial was published by the paper few days after the Day of the African Child which was marked on June 16, 2004. It chronicled the various levels at which child abuse is being practiced in the continent.
The paper submits that “physical and sexual abuse of minors is an age long global phenomenon” and advised that “a government that lacks coherence in planning for children and giving protection sets its nation on the course of doom”
Because of its wide focus and deep analysis of the issue, the Guardian is adjudged the winner.