Asia child marriage initiative examines child marriage in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan

Jessica Buchleitner with Alessandra Tranquilli- WNN Interviews (WNN) Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, ASIA –  Plan International is a nonprofit organization working in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and provide better opportunities for millions of children through 21 national organizations. In 2014 and 2015, as part of the Asia Child Marriage […]

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 […]

UK: Women & girls who stand up against FGM may risk their lives

UK: Women & girls who stand up against FGM may risk their lives

Lorna Gledhill for Open Democracy 50:50 – WNN Features (WNN/OD/50:50) Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting or circumcision, is a practice that involves incisions or injury to the female genitalia or removal of external genital tissue for non-medical reasons. Recent research by the World Health Organization […]

UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNOHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: “Yes Seychelles is an island but not an island out of reach of traffickers and their nefarious activities in today’s globalised world,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, warned* on Friday at the end of her first official visit to […]

THAILAND: Minority Rohingya children face critical trafficking dangers

THAILAND: Minority Rohingya children face critical trafficking dangers

Human Rights Watch –  WNN Improve It (WNN/HRW) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA:  Thailand’s government should urgently send ethnic Rohingya children from Burma and their families to safe and open family shelters. New research documents abuses by Thai authorities, who should take action against camps in southern Thailand used for trafficking Rohingya and punish officials complicit 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 […]

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