New campaign to Stop Female Genital Mutilation in Africa builds traction

New campaign to Stop Female Genital Mutilation in Africa builds traction

Efua Dorkenoo – WNN Featured Editorial (WNN/EN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: Writing about the global situation that continues to plague millions of girls worldwide, Program Director Ms. Efua Dorkenoo with the launch of The Girl Generation: Together To End FGM shares her belief that Female Genital Mutilation can be completely and fully eradicated around the globe […]

Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for Governments of countries where the children start, continue or finish their journeys, to protect their dignity and human rights. “Unaccompanied minors, including those under seven years […]

Film Review: ‘Hush! [Iran] Girls Don’t Scream’

Film Review: ‘Hush! [Iran] Girls Don’t Scream’

David Chew – Variety – Friday, 29 November 2013 (originally published 26 Nov) It’s sadly not surprising that an angry film about pedophilia, and a closed society’s horrifically inept efforts to confront it, still needed to be made in Iran. Nor should we be complacent about conditions closer to home, though you’d have to dig […]

Israel military detainment of West Bank children shows pattern of abuse

Israel military detainment of West Bank children shows pattern of abuse

WNN Justice (WNN) Jerusalem, ISRAEL, WESTERN ASIA: Mistreatment of West Bank children who are brought into custody by Israeli military forces has revealed a pattern of “ill-treatment” says UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund in a recent report outlining the problems for children under incarceration. 2013 data from attorneys working with UNISPAL – United Nations […]

Google pledges $5m to battle child porn on the web

Google pledges $5m to battle child porn on the web

The Independent – Monday June 17, 2013 Google is to spend $5m (£3.1m) fighting child pornography and abuse, the company will announce today, after criticism that it is not doing enough to prevent the spread of harmful online imagery. With a Whitehall summit on online protection set for this Tuesday, chaired by the Culture Secretary, […]

Catholic church review not showing extent of child abuse says Amnesty International

Catholic church review not showing extent of child abuse says Amnesty International

WNN Breaking (WNN/AI) Maynooth, County Kildare, NORTHERN IRELAND, U.K.: Responding to the publication today of reports by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director of Amnesty International, said: “Today we got yet another glimpse into the horror of abuse suffered by children in parishes in both […]

Global teen girls face ‘double-danger’ under sexual intimidation

Global teen girls face ‘double-danger’ under sexual intimidation

Davinder Kumar – WNN Improve It (WNN/PI) San Salvador, EL SALVADOR, AMERICAS: In Marcela’s community, back home on the outskirts of San Salvador, girls dread going to school once they become adolescents. They are routinely harassed by boys in their classes and many are coerced into abusive sexual relations. The consequences are particularly devastating for […]

Global NGOs step in to protect child domestic workers

Global NGOs step in to protect child domestic workers

WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) New York, New York, UNITED STATES: Ten leading international organizations are calling on ministers of labor around the globe in a letter released at the beginning of the week to protect child domestic workers. They’re also calling to ratify the ILO – International Labour Organization Domestic Workers Convention (Convention 189 concerning Decent […]