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UNICEF Funding Falls Short Leaving Millions of Children at Risk

February 4, 2012

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By Bari Bates UNICEF’s funding shortfall could leave millions of children like these searching for a living in garbage. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS BRUSSELS, Feb 3 , 2012 (IPS) – If the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) had 1.28 billion dollars it could help 97 million people around the world. It could relieve five million drought-affected […]

UNICEF Funding Falls Short Leaving Millions of Children at Risk

February 4, 2012

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By Bari Bates UNICEF’s funding shortfall could leave millions of children like these searching for a living in garbage. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS BRUSSELS, Feb 3 , 2012 (IPS) – If the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) had 1.28 billion dollars it could help 97 million people around the world. It could relieve five million drought-affected […]

Topless protesters detained at Davos World Economic Forum

January 30, 2012

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The activists are from the group Femen, which has become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests By The Associated PressSaturday, January 28, 2012 Anja Niedringhaus/APThe activists are from a group which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. DAVOS, […]

Topless protesters detained at Davos World Economic Forum

January 30, 2012

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The activists are from the group Femen, which has become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests By The Associated PressSaturday, January 28, 2012 Anja Niedringhaus/APThe activists are from a group which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. DAVOS, […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]

Why women will prove vital in the battle against poverty

September 3, 2011

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In her 10 years as chief executive of Oxfam, Barbara Stocking has overseen many initiatives that work with and for women around the world Emine Sanerguardian.co.uk, Thursday 1 September 2011 Barbara Stocking, chief executive of Oxfam. Photograph: David Levene The idea that increasing female empowerment is the best way to reduce poverty isn’t new, but […]