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 […]

Central Africa rebel forces continue to draft child soldiers to their ranks

Central Africa rebel forces continue to draft child soldiers to their ranks

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) New York, U.S., UNITED NATIONS: A top United Nations official has expressed disappointment after new reports of child recruitment by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) that had previously made commitments to stop this practice. According to the office of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Leila Zerrougui Armed […]

AFRICA: Mali should “release all child soldiers” says Human Rights Watch

AFRICA: Mali should “release all child soldiers” says Human Rights Watch

WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: Islamist armed groups occupying northern Mali should immediately release all child soldiers within their ranks and end the military conscription and use ofthose under 18, said Human Rights Watch on January 15, 2013. With France carrying out aerial bombardment since January 11 to block the Islamists from advancing farther […]