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 […]

UNICEF asks for swift investigations into alleged child killings

UNICEF asks for swift investigations into alleged child killings

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the transitional government in the Central African Republic (CAR) to immediately investigate recent allegations of killings of children amid the renewed violence in the country. “Any allegation of children being killed should be taken very seriously and […]

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 […]