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Egypt: New child marriage laws are a step backwards

May 3, 2012

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02 May 2012 20:46Source: member // Plan International Plan considers child marriage a ‘violation of human rights.’ PLAN Child rights organisation Plan International has expressed deep concern at new marriage laws proposed by the Egyptian parliament. An Egyptian MP has confirmed the drafting of a new law to lower the permitted age for girls to […]

The Backpage dilemma

April 1, 2012

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Is it possible to rid the online classified site of child trafficking without shuttering its adult section? By Tracy Clark-FlorySunday, Mar 25, 2012 (Credit: luxorphoto via Shutterstock/Salon) This week saw a renewed effort, led by the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, to pressure Village Voice Media’s online classified site Backpage.com to shutter its adult section. […]

Watchdog raises questions over impact of Nike’s Girl Hub

March 24, 2012

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The DfID funded scheme has succeeded in energising people to consider girls’ needs but should focus on making a difference Posted by Claire Provost Friday 23 March 2012 On message or missing the point? Girl Hub, a joint initiative between DfID and the Nike foundation, has been reviewed critically by the ICAI. Photograph: Nike foundation […]