Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Unaccompanied child migrants face extra trauma once inside U.S.

Bahar Mirhosseini – WNN Features (WNN) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: To date the United States Customs and Border Protection has now apprehended over 57.5 thousand unaccompanied children at the southwestern border of the U.S. from October 2013 to August 2014. These numbers are significantly higher than they were only a few years ago. Although with […]

Australia supports women’s empowerment in Vietnam

Australia supports women’s empowerment in Vietnam

Thao Vi – Thanh Nien News – Wednesday, 26 February 2014 (originally published 24 Feb) Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced three packages worth US$6 million to support women’s empowerment and economic reforms in Vietnam during her recent official visit. Following a meeting with the Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and […]

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 […]

Sectarian suicide bomb violence against children in Iraq rises

Sectarian suicide bomb violence against children in Iraq rises

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, New York, AMERICAS: United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Leila Zerrougui spoke out strongly this week against continuing episodes of religious extremist violence in Iraq as a suicide bomb killed over ten children present at an elementary school in a village 45 miles northwest of Iraq’s […]

Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda

Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda

Muthoni Muriithi – WNN Justice (WNN) Kampala, UGANDA, AFRICA: In many instances accessing justice can be difficult for most women and girls around the world, particularly in cases of sexual violence.  Those with disabilities are often presented with serious additional challenges.  In the case of a young girl in New York who was gang raped […]

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 […]

UN pushes for investigation on violence against children under Syrian conflict

UN pushes for investigation on violence against children under Syrian conflict

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Damascus, SYRIA: In the wake of a visit to Syria, a senior United Nations official has welcomed the commitment made by the Middle Eastern country’s authorities to allow the world body to begin the independent verification of alleged violations against children in the conflict taking place there. “This will allow for better […]

‘Reaching Out’ Romania works to bring better lives to trafficked girls

‘Reaching Out’ Romania works to bring better lives to trafficked girls

Eva Fernández Ortiz – WNN Features (WNN) Constanta, ROMANIA: After studying psychology and living in Australia for some years, human rights activist and street-child advocate Iana Matei returned to her native country – Romania. When she returned in 1998 her life changed in a big way. As a psychologist and ‘expert’ in street children, Matai was […]