A MINUSTAH Mission Evaluation: UN Peacekeeper Abuse

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Ricardo Swire

In March 2017 the United Nations Secretary-General advised MINUSTAH, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, that their numbers will be reduced from approximately five thousand personnel.

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Why are we making sex education mandatory for 5 yr olds?

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Hazel Speed

I heard a comedian on the radio recently who is always very funny. On this occasion she said that she had grown up around so many liberal talking adults that at the age of five she knew so much about sexual language – therefore when she went to primary school she started to tell all the children, attracting crowds of kids in the playground who wanted to know about everything she had to say (I will not quote what she referred to herein, despite the fact it was not offensive but funny).

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Africa hobbling out of the International Criminal Court

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Joe Khamisi

Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Bangladesh Launches Nationwide Coverage of ‘Child Help Line – 1098’

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Sheuli Akter

Bangladesh has launched nationwide coverage of the country’s first toll-free ‘Child Helpline – 1098’  to provide a free telephone service to children who are facing violence, abuse and exploitation.

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One girl under 15 married every seven seconds – Save The Children

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Temesghen Debesai

One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.

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The Forgotten

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Zeeshan A. Shah

On August 30th every year, the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared, many countries around the world falling back to recall the gravity of the crisis – a shocking and terrifying experience that some of us went through in our lives; the loss of our precious children. No one knows where they went. Every year, the world remembers the loss and recalls the days of fear, never to be forgotten. Each time, we shiver when we think of those Forgotten Ones.

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