Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

IRIN – WNN Science and Health (IRIN) New York, NORTH AMERICA: Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities.  There is an emerging body of scientific evidence to show that the environment in […]

UN Special Rapporteur speaks out on children’s protection & human rights in Madagascar

UN Special Rapporteur speaks out on children’s protection & human rights in Madagascar

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations/Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: An independent United Nations human rights expert today encouraged the Government of Madagascar to step up efforts to combat the sexual exploitation of children and ensure that perpetrators are punished. “The scourge of sexual exploitation of children through prostitution or sex tourism is omnipresent and too often […]

Advocacy for street children in Uganda can bring change

Advocacy for street children in Uganda can bring change

Joseline Amony – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Gulu, UGANDA, AFRICA: As Uganda joined the world to mark the International Human Rights Day on 10 December, a key concern remained. It’s how we can insure the rights of children in conflict and post conflict environments. In northern Uganda, children below the age of 18 have been the most […]

Pregnant Nicaraguan Girls Forced to Become Mothers

Pregnant Nicaraguan Girls Forced to Become Mothers

José Adán Silva – IPS – Monday, 27 August 2012 (originally published 22 Aug) MANAGUA, Aug 22 2012 (IPS) – Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boyfriend, and her happiness. She spent a year panhandling on the streets of the […]

U.S. Labor Department limits child farmworker protection as dangers persist

U.S. Labor Department limits child farmworker protection as dangers persist

WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) Washington, D.C.: The US Labor Department’s withdrawal of proposed rules to shield hired child farmworkers from the most dangerous tasks condemns children to be killed and maimed, Human Rights Watch said.  The proposed regulations would have updated for the first time in decades the list of tasks too dangerous for employed children […]

Africa child education advocates Project Creed create books for health Rwanda

Africa child education advocates Project Creed create books for health Rwanda

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) LOS ANGELES, California: Project CREED, a social enterprise providing locally-inspired health education books and materials to children in developing countries is gearing up for a stronger outreach to Rwanda for 2012. The launch includes a new website with Project CREED’s focus on books, education and literacy in Africa to […]