Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for Governments of countries where the children start, continue or finish their journeys, to protect their dignity and human rights. “Unaccompanied minors, including those under seven years […]

KENYA: 300+ Somali children separated from detained or deported parents

KENYA: 300+ Somali children separated from detained or deported parents

IRIN – Humanitarian news and analysis for – WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: As Kenya continues to round up and detain refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers in a controversial anti-terrorism operation, fears are mounting over the fate of around 300 children separated from parents arrested during the sweeps. Some of these children are reported […]

African girls should be in school not marriage

African girls should be in school not marriage

Agnes Odhiambo for HRW – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/HRW) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I grew up in a typical rural African family, with uncles, aunts, cousins all living together. Occasionally a neighbor’s child, let’s call her Kariithi, lived with us as part of this extended family. She was an intelligent girl who dreamed of going […]

Leniency in rape laws depends on vote in Mozambique, Africa

Leniency in rape laws depends on vote in Mozambique, Africa

Kimberly M. Brown for Equality Now – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) Washington D.C., U.S., AMERICAS: Every day we open newspapers around the world to read stories of the tragic injustices faced by women and girls in their communities. Often we remark in disgust, wondering what could’ve been done and how we can prevent such atrocities from […]

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 […]

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 […]

230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNICEF) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, reported UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund. That is approximately one in three of all children under five who are unregistered […]

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