AP photo By 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.
Posts Tagged ‘Abuse’
PA photo By 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 […]
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Andrew Biraj/Reuters By 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.
Danish Siddiqui/Reuters By 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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Jewel Samad/AFP By 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. […]
David Gray/Reuters By Colin Packham More than 2,000 incidents, including sexual abuse, assault and attempted self-harm, were reported in about two years at an Australian detention centre for asylum seekers in Nauru, more than half involving children, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Angela Wylie By Amnesty International Around 1,200 men, women, and children who sought refuge in Australia and were forcibly transferred to the remote Pacific island nation of Nauru suffer severe abuse, inhumane treatment, and neglect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International stated.
By Cynthia M. Lardner Deep-seated hatreds, prejudices and inequities as to African-Americans have divided America since the days of slavery. The United States has never accepted responsibility and atoned for the vestiges of slavery, with prejudice and the disparate treatment of African Americans continuing to this very day despite civil rights legislation dating back to […]
Paul Bettings By Byobe Malenga A shortage of employment in various African countries is driving many people to focus on jobs such as retail and domestic work in people’s homes. In Goma, in the politically sensitive region of North Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, this trend is affecting fathers, mothers and even girls […]
Logan Abassi/UN By Anant Mishra Introduction Haiti’s socio-economic development goes beyond the earthquake tragedies and rehabilitation. Given the political situation in hand, Haiti’s lack of social and economic development is a major distress and needs to be effectively addressed by neighbouring countries and international aid development organizations.
Kostas Tsironis/Reuters By Stephanie Nebehay Migrant children making the perilous journey to Europe to escape war and poverty face possible beatings, rape and forced labour in addition to risk of drowning in the Mediterranean, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.
By Amnesty International The EU’s plans to cooperate more closely with Libya on migration risk fuelling the rampant ill-treatment and indefinite detention in horrifying conditions of thousands of refugees and migrants, said human rights NGO Amnesty International.
Brian Snyder/Reuters By Alex Whiting Boys are slightly more likely to be sexually abused than girls in South Africa, where a third of all children have experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime, according to the first-ever national study of child maltreatment.
By Cynthia M. Lardner The young lady doing your manicure, the young boy picking blueberries, your neighbor’s housekeeping, the hotel maid, the man harvesting grapes, the young man delivering flyers to your house, and the worker at the dry cleaners all have something in common: they are the victims of human trafficking.
By Lindri Riveras The Blackfoot legend about sacred weed (Marijuana): “There once were four brothers, all spiritual men who had power. In a vision the oldest of them heard a voice saying “Out there is a sacred weed; pick it and burn it.”
I’ve seen it dog eared and well worn on a bedside night stand, also posing as a harmless paper back on a kitchen table already littered with crayons and assorted coloring books and once peeking out from a handbag carried by a high school girl […]