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October 2005


Child Brides a Sad Tale of Afghanistan
By : Pramit | Oct 7 2005, 1:06 am GMT

Education for girls in Afghanistan appears nothing more than an unrealistic dream . According to the reports from the country’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs and NGOs, a high proportion of marriages in Afghanistan involve girls below the legal age: as much...


Kids’ Background to Blame for Sexual Abuse
By : Pramit | Oct 7 2005, 2:22 am GMT

Despite trafficking in children is a crime against humanity and morality, it appears too easy to commit, as children are the most vulnerable section of the society...


Killing for Honour’s Sake
By : Pramit | Oct 7 2005, 2:37 am GMT

It’s very hard to believe parents killing their daughter just for the sake of “honour”. But it’s not something new in Pakistan. Though such honour killing are against the law of Pakistan but in the rural communities the conservative outlook is deeply...


Schools Farthest from Refugee Girls
By : Pramit | Oct 7 2005, 4:33 am GMT

According to the study conducted in strife-torn countries by the UNICEF, it was found that there are globally around 20 million refugees. The study further records that only one in 10 refugee girls attends schools. Apart from other reasons, one major...


Cow’s Milk a ‘No-No’ for Asian Children
By : Pramit | Oct 7 2005, 5:02 am GMT

A research conducted by the Institute of Child Health, London, has found that one-fifth of the Asian children suffer from vitamin D deficiency. The main reason for this is consumption of cow’s milk and lesser intake of other forms of food in the diet....


God’s Children Face Hell in Juvenile Homes
By : Admin | Oct 8 2005, 4:13 am GMT

The children living in juvenile prisons are actually the children with “no tomorrow”. It’s very stunning to know that in Burundi’s prison there are around 160 prisoners who are under the age of 18, mostly of which are boys. Amnesty International in...


Even Third Child is Welcome in France
By : Admin | Oct 8 2005, 5:03 am GMT

In sharp contrast to the situation in Third World, where even first child may not be an awaited being, the people in France are seriously looking...


Childhood Under the Shadow of Gun
By : Admin | Oct 8 2005, 5:17 am GMT

War makes us remind of the soldiers fighting at borders for their nation. But only few of us would be reminded of those children, who carry heavier-than-themselves arms to eliminate the enemies of the nation. While not all of them may perish in the war,...


Sex Traders Preying on Burmese Children
By : Admin | Oct 8 2005, 5:34 am GMT

Trafficking of children in Asian countries for sex trade is not something new, with Burma as the epicentre. But the most alarming factor is an unusually sharp rise in human trafficking in the recent past. The main reason for this is the military rule in...


Zinc Intake Boon for B’desh Children
By : Pramit | Oct 10 2005, 1:09 am GMT

Consumption of zinc has subatantially reduced the risk of illness or death among the poverty-stricken urban children in Bangladesh. A research conducted by Abdullah Brooks, M.P.H., of the Center for Diarrhea Disease Research, discovered that an oral dose…


No Social Refuge for Child Refugees
By : Pramit | Oct 10 2005, 1:34 am GMT

Child refugees in South Africa have to undergo humiliation and sexual abuse . UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) found that the child refugees in South Africa, Zambia and Angola face a sexual and gender based abuse. Girls are raped by the soldiers…


Indian Kids: Dark Shadows with Gloomy Future
By : Pramit | Oct 10 2005, 2:08 am GMT

The India is one of the world’s largest child populated country, constituting to one- third of it’s population. But it appears that they are one of the most neglected section of the society. According to the statistics revealed by CRY less than half of…


Unfortunate Girls are Born in Sudan?
By : Pramit | Oct 10 2005, 2:30 am GMT

Early marriages are a trend of Sudan. Out of a population of over 7 million people, only about 500 girls complete their primary school each year. By contrast, one in five adolescent girls is already a mother. A girl is treated as an asset by the parents,…


Asia Accounts for Highest Child Labour
By : Pramit | Oct 10 2005, 2:37 am GMT

Child Labour is one of the worst form of exploitation of a child. Africa has the highest incidence of child labour while Asia being the most densely populated has has the largest number of child labourers. It has 61% of the world’s child labourer’s. The…


Dark Tomorrow for Afghan Child Brides
By : Bhawana | Oct 11 2005, 5:25 am GMT

Education for girls in Afghanistan appears nothing more then a dream. According to the reports from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and NGOs high proportion of marriages in Afghanistan involve girls below the legal age, as many as 57 percent involve…


Decline in Boys’ Enrollment Ratio in Philippines
By : Bhawana | Oct 11 2005, 6:30 am GMT

Education experts in Philippines are surprised by a decline in primary school enrolment rates and increasing dropout rates that seem to afflict boys in particular. The main reason for it is the poverty and the expectation linked with the boy that they...


Injuries Fifth-largest Kids’ Killer in B’desh
By : Bhawana | Oct 11 2005, 6:37 am GMT

The newly-released Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey report reveals that every hour three children in Bangladesh die due to one injury or the other. Two children suffer serious but non-fatal injuries every minute, leading to over 13,000 permanent...


Africans AIDS Orphans Look up to Elderly Lot
By : Bhawana | Oct 11 2005, 7:13 am GMT

According to BBC there are around 22 million people suffering from AIDS of which many are from Africa. Most of them who die are mostly at the prime of life and they often leave behind children. There are 14 million AIDS orphan in Africa. The...


Infant mortality rate up in Kyrgyzstan
By : Bhawana | Oct 11 2005, 7:31 am GMT

According to the Health official data there is a rise in maternal and child mortality rate in Kyrgyzstan. In the past the health department of the country regarded foetus as a living organism from 28 weeks, but now they consider it alive from 22 weeks,...


Quake Orphaned Several Childhood
By : Bhawana | Oct 11 2005, 8:36 am GMT

The earthquake has really murdered their childhood. Children which add to half of the population of South Asia were the most vulnerable section. Hundreds of children became victim of the catastrophe. Most of them lost their parents or were separated…



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