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 […]

Global industrial neurotoxins create permanent brain damage in children

Global industrial neurotoxins create permanent brain damage in children

Jessica Berman for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Experts are calling for a targeted strategy to restrict the use of toxic industrial chemicals, which they say are causing a “silent pandemic” of brain disorders in children worldwide.  Scientists are urging action as more so-called neurotoxins have been identified but remain […]

Championing the work of the Child Online Protection Initiative

Championing the work of the Child Online Protection Initiative

WNN Improve It (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations and its partners are celebrating Safer Internet Day today with a special focus on education strategies to promote greater online safety for children and young people. “Safer Internet Day is such a great example of how the international community can collaborate […]

Use of child soldiers in Central Africa on increase, says UNICEF

Use of child soldiers in Central Africa on increase, says UNICEF

WNN Breaking (WNN) Bangui/Dakar, AFRICA/GENEVA, UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today that it had received credible reports that rebel groups and pro-government militias are increasingly recruiting and involving children in armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). UNICEF calls for the immediate cessation of child recruitment by all armed groups […]