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Trapped after being forced to say ‘I do’

May 28, 2012

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May 28, 2012 Punitive measures against girls forced into child marriages should not find a place in government policies, programmes and practices Child brides are not criminals. They cannot be compared to children accused of committing crimes. Anyone who hears a story of a girl forced into marriage before she turned 18 will tell you […]

Plummeting breastfeeding rates in East Asia “alarming” -expert

May 3, 2012

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03 May 2012 12:29Source: alertnet // Thin Lei Win A baby sleep in a hammock inside a temporary house built after the 2004 Tsunami at Lok Kruet village, in Aceh Besar April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Beawiharta By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (AlertNet) – Faced with plummeting rates of breastfeeding – a “natural vaccine” – East Asia […]

Women’s rights in Mali ‘set back 50 years’ by new ‘Family Code’ law

May 1, 2012

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Opposition to legislation dashes equality hopes in West African country’s strongly patriarchal society Soumaila T Diarra Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 1 May 2012 Village voice … Binta Samake: ‘We are different from men; we don’t have the power of decision’. Photograph: Andrew Esiebo/Panos Farima Samake, a widow living in the village of Gwelekoro in the south […]

"A Catastrophic Year" as Hunger Crisis Looms over Sahel

February 15, 2012

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By Kristin Palitza NOUAKCHOTT , Feb 15, 2012 (IPS) – Seven out of the eight governments in the Sahel – the arid zone between the Sahara desert in North Africa and Sudan’s Savannas in the south – have taken the unprecedented step of declaring emergencies as 12 million people in the region are threatened by […]

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 […]