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January 2007

UN troop accused of raping children in Sudan
By : Pooja | Jan 4 2007, 3:10 am GMT

The UN declared that it would launch an investigation after the Daily Telegraph reported allegations that UN personnel have abused minors in southern Sudan. However, this is a different case that prior to publishing the allegations, the UN’s headquarters...

Stolen childhood 2006: End of the year round-up
By : Pooja | Jan 4 2007, 5:41 am GMT

This space, dedicated to the issues related to the children of the world and the problems they are encountering, has been keeping tab of the pulse of our future harbingers, trying to do justice by giving voice to their cries. We highlighted major issues...

Vicious cycle of HIV/AIDS encircling the children of Kenya
By : Pooja | Jan 6 2007, 4:58 am GMT

The HIV/AIDS crisis has been disastrous for Kenya’s children. The fatal disease is really brewing up and has shown escalating graph in here. Roughly, AIDS has orphaned one million children in the region.

A little girl of twelve is fighting her lone...

Trend of puffing cannabis brewing up amongst youth
By : Pooja | Jan 6 2007, 6:04 am GMT

More than half of the crime suspects arrested by the police have claimed to puff in cannabis, a drug that Labour controversially downgraded.

The astounding findings came out from the first Home Office survey of crime suspects who have lately been...

Children at risk in Victoria
By : Pooja | Jan 8 2007, 12:49 am GMT

Recent survey revealed that more than 25,000 assumed child abuse cases are not investigated in Victoria each year.

The people who are working for child protection organizations are frequently ignoring neglect and violent abuse. In addition,...

Faced With Starvation, Afghans Sell Daughters To Survive The Winter
By : Pooja | Jan 9 2007, 3:58 am GMT

Strife torn Afghanistan, in the grip of a severe drought, has forced many families to sell young girls in order to buy bread and survive the harsh winter conditions.

Some girls, as young as 8 years, have been married to 22-year-old grooms. Worse!...

Bahrain: Securing rights of children born to foreign fathers
By : Pooja | Jan 10 2007, 1:27 am GMT

Like the universal law regarding nationality, Bahraini citizenship too allows father’s nationality to pass on to their children, effectively denying native women married to foreigners this right. The women activists however, are not in favor of this law...

Female foeticide, a ‘monstrous’ crime operating in India
By : Pooja | Jan 11 2007, 6:42 am GMT

There is a facade of respecting the ‘Mother Figure’ in India, but what about female foeticide and female infanticide that is still a big threat to country?

And what about the staggering difference of ratio between the genders?

The unholy specter...

Somalia: Children victimized in prevailing war situation
By : Pooja | Jan 12 2007, 2:20 am GMT

People in Somalia have hardly recovered from the torrential rains and flooding along the Shabelle and Juba rivers and are now being severely compounded by the growing crisis, which has further been escalated with the invasion of the US.

The armed...

Boxer Amir Khan is the new face of NSPCC
By : Charu | Jan 14 2007, 4:58 am GMT

Guess who is the new ambassador for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)? Must say the children’s charity couldn’t have find a face beter than boxing star Amir Khan, who is already a hero for many a youngsters.


Girls crushing in the name of marriage in Ethiopia
By : Pooja | Jan 16 2007, 6:17 am GMT

Northern highlands of Ethiopia are still drenched into the age-old custom of child marriage. Despite international agreements and national laws, marriage of young girls is common practice in the region.

What does this proves, is a girl mere commodity...

Fight against AIDS falls short particularly in case of children
By : Pooja | Jan 17 2007, 7:10 am GMT

The global AIDS epidemic shows no signs of abating. Although some countries are looking forward towards progress with respect to treating children suffering from AIDS, however, universally the situation is not the same.

Young people and children are...

Teenagers steal and ride a locomotive for 12 miles!
By : Naomi | Jan 17 2007, 11:23 am GMT

Two teenagers, 16 and 13 wanted to have ‘the greatest joy ride of the life’ and so, stole a 125-tonne locomotive and rode for 12 miles!

Eric Burks, 16, of Lawrence County, and Zachary Walden, 13, of Scioto County (of Ohio), have now been charged with...

‘Myths’ strangulating girls in Zimbabwe
By : Pooja | Jan 18 2007, 1:25 am GMT

This is the 21st century. We have come a long way. Yet, it feels as though people in Africa are still standing at the same spot. In this era of HIV/AIDS, Africans face the huge challenge of confronting their deeply held beliefs and values.


Girl returns after 18 years from wilderness
By : Pooja | Jan 19 2007, 4:11 am GMT

Have you ever heard a person reiterating from jungles, lets say after a gap of 10 years?

I am sure, most of you like me would consider it an impossible action but actually, it’s a fact. Strange but true, a girl who was lost in the wild for eighteen...

Can the world meet 2015 educational goal?
By : Pooja | Jan 19 2007, 5:44 am GMT

Education has become universal in the sense that many universities are opening up its horizons globally so that students from all across the world could take benefit of it by enumerating themselves in universities of their own choice. Hence, there is an...

Iraq: Children dying of insufficient equipments in hospitals
By : Pooja | Jan 20 2007, 7:14 am GMT

The condition of children is deplorable in Iraqi hospitals since, the hospitals are running short of equipments.

Many doctors throughout hospitals in Baghdad complain of insufficient electricity and clean water, for which they blame foreign companies...

Children in ‘militias’ in Nepal
By : Pooja | Jan 22 2007, 9:57 am GMT

Children in militias, yes, that’s right. It is estimated that there are nearly 300,000 child soldiers utilized in more than 30 countries worldwide either as combatants or as auxiliaries.

Nepal is in a bad book as far as the incidences of child...

Millions of children at risk in Uganda
By : Pooja | Jan 23 2007, 9:35 am GMT

Every day at dusk, thousands of terrified northern Ugandans, the majority of them children, travel to the relative safe place to spend the night. Some carry thin blankets and a bit of food, but most have nothing.

In the eyes of desperate parents, the...

Stings operations seized thousands of illegal immigrants
By : Pooja | Jan 23 2007, 10:59 am GMT

With the help of a stings operation in three years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the US, officials have detained more then 9000 sex offenders including pedophiles, human traffickers and international sex tourists.

However, some experts...

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